As for the writing, I have no desire to write the next Amazing Spiderman comic, but I do desire to write my own stories. And as I expected, I will most likely have to self-publish and press on. But, I still think the comic industry should be a bit more open to working with and developing new writers. It is disconcerting to a point that the artists are the idols and the writers are rarely recognized (yes, some do win the Eisner award, but that's only one a year) and this point was driven home last month when I attended the Phoenix ComicCon. I didn't see or meet one writer, but I saw many artists and met a few.
And just because an established writer may have had success elsewhere, doesn't guarantee he/she will have success in the comic industry.