Okay guys, I'm actually at work right now but I thought I'd post this question.
Recently I've been having a discussion with a few of my friends regarding art trades - what I've been told by the majority is that they're too risky these days. I wasn't sure what they meant but a lot of times there is often someone not fulfilling it on the other end. Apparently the same things happen too often with chapter trades and pay-per-chapter commissions or commissions where you don't pay till the end.
Now, one of these friends had a niggle at me because they said I am useless at making people pay for my work and that I'm too nice. This is mainly because I mentioned how I was just going to go ahead and complete a story, even when the person I'm writing it for has not kept up with their end of the bargain. This particular friend previously had a fuss with me when a finished commission was not paid for but I never continued to 'harass' the person because in the end the story was popular.
I'm not naming names for any of this just so you know.
But my question is,
Is it wrong that I want to finish stories commissioned to me, even if they don't get paid for in the end?