I love the control you are able to have over your artwork. In cinema or the so-called "plastic arts," (my previous experience) you have so many logistical and financial concerns en route to seeing a work through to conclusion. Writing a novel, the polished words on a page constitutes the work. It is sharing that work with others on a large scale that is the tricky part. I love being a fiction writer because I love spending time in my character's worlds.