I am a Suspense, Thriller and Sci-Fi novelist, Ghostwriter, Blogger and Developmental Editor.
I was a self-published author as well. I went through this many times and I'm here to help you achieve your goals.
You might just want something that is truly yours, a flag in the sand, just something you can say, "I did that."
Or you might want to sell it far and wide, see what everyone says about it, see how many people buy it and love it.