Hi Christina. Great to know that you are a writer. I am a writer as well. I will say from experience that its okay to want your book published by a big publisher if you have the opportunity. Big publisher meaning publishers like Harper Collins and Simon & Schuster. These publishers have the funds to invest more into your marketing and promotional work that will be needed to get your books out to everyone. I'm sure you are a great writer and would like for the world to see your work. I had big publishing opportunities for my first book but I took the self-publishing option because of royalties. My books are still distributed throughout the world but I also have to make sure that I have my own marketing and promotional campaigns. If you're very passionate about writing and very driven (which I'm sure you are) I would take the self-publishing option. Technology has changed over the years and there are a lot of free resources available on the internet. Good Luck and I can't wait to read some of your work.