I have said this before, but it bears reiterating. Don't write thinking your are going to make a living writing, especially not novels. There is little money in novel writing. Write for creativity. It will be much more emotional fulfilling for you. And if you happen to make money in the process, well, that's a little bonus. Write to explore creativity.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.