Recently, a few blog postings have come to my attention that are well written and, from my nonpubbed perspective, seem to be right on. Writing in the hope of publishing can take such a very long time. And quitting the day job may take even longer. Check these out, each are well worth the read:
Agent Nathan Bransford's How Long Does It Take to Sell A Novel?
Author Jeaniene Frost's Money
Author Jennifer Jackson's advances - what they are really made of