To date I have had the fortune to produce almost thirty feature films and the privilege to have had directed two dozen of them. I like making films - they are a summation of all my poetry, plays and novels into a single art form.
Are my films any good? I think so, but I am going to be biased. A lot of work goes into a feature - the actors and the crew generally work themselves into the ground. Its a collective endeavour and I think I like the collaborative nature of the film business most of all.
Frustrating? Sometimes ... Infuriating? Very often ... but there is something about film making that is a kind of magic ... A make belief world in which we get to live in a bubble floating high over the everyday troubles that can make us unhappy. It is the escape that I like, the decadence, the absurd happenings, and the unbelievable range of emotions you get put through during the making process.
Would I trade it to go back to the solitary world of novel writing? Maybe ... but only if I tire of being around bright creative artists and the glamour they create.