Try being someone who writes than draws. It's like I have to bug people to check out.
Dude, I hear ya! I've done crap for indy companies and seen the plight of writers first hand. I've seen writers go above and beyond the call to get their work out there. The crappiest part about it is you cant be yourself. The big wigs want you to "fix" spots that, in their opinion, will make the story "sellable." And if chopping your work up wasnt bad enough, the artist comes to you and tells you that certain scenes are not "drawable" and make you change even more. When it's all said and done, it's far from the original concept. All of that would be ok if you were getting PAID for it. But they tell you this is VALUABLE experience and you should be appreciative of the fact they put your name in the book on a project you are no longer proud of. And in some cases, embarrassed of. But, if you can make it through all of it without choking someone or giving up, then it's in you to be a writer....or an artist.
Patience of the Saints, bro.