The self-publishing path was my choice because I did not understand the work involved. Actually, about as hard as writing letters to editors, who soon wanted agents to do the selecting, then the agents had readers, who selected few works. So I decided not to spend all my time on writing letters to anyone who would say no, instead to design and paint the cover and format the text. Online courses on how-to-self publish with Carl King, then Kristen Joy, were amazingly were fun.
I had control! Rhyonna's Fright did get finished and published and is posted at Smashwords and Amazon.
Now, I'm on to the next story, PURSUED, Vasalisa, the Wise.