I'd also highly recommend talking to other romance authors. Do you have a local RWA chapter? You can attend 2 meetings for free to see if it's for you. I've found my affiliation with my local chapter to be absolutely invaluable, but it happens to be an outstanding chapter. I've learned so much through RWA because these people are *professional* to the nth degree and run the gamut from traditional to indie, clean to erotica, newbies to decades of experience. It can also serve as a reality check as to how this world really works, especially in your area.