Writing is a solitary thing for sure, but making a book certainly isn't. I've gotten to a point now where I have a team revolving around my work - Clare doing the editing, Gisela doing most of the artwork, and Miika and company putting it out there into the world. It's really quite amazing. The thing is, you can't play at being an artist if you want to accomplish anything. You have to industrialize yourself and your work to assure productivity, and products.
It's been a good year.