When you look at these two pictures what is more important to you?
Money, which will allow you write, and potentially get published??
Or writing which means that with some editing and time you will be published?
It seems to me to be the chicken and the egg and that is what makes it so interesting, that people seem to think that one will make another, which will make another, but in my mind there is a way that it goes:
You need to save some money so that you have time to write, and get a book published which will make you some money again which will allow you to write which will allow you to be published again.
It is a cycle. You need something to start it off.
What is you point of view?
Do you need money to write? Or should you simply write?