What's driving your writing?
You can choose to focus on making money. Or you can choose to focus on connecting with your readers. On connecting hearts.
What was it that you wanted to do as a kid? What was it that made you jump out of bed, all excited? Can you recall that feeling? That dream? That image in your head?
Do that. Find a way to do it. Find a way to fund it.
After all, when you're on your deathbed, what is it that you'll remember with the most fondness of heart? How much money you made? Or how many friends you made? How many hearts you connected?