I'm in the process of doing a final round of edits on a novel I hope to start sending out in the fall (yep, when the kiddos are in school!) While researching agents, publishers, etc. I came across the following article about self-publishing that I found fascinating.
Now, my plan is to query agents in the fall. Land my dream agent on the first try, and sell my novel for a 6 figure advance...(stop laughing. It could happen!) But, if things don't work out that way, maybe this is another option.
All in all, an interesting time to be a writer.