That's the question that I keep asking myself. How long is it going to take me to get something actually published. How much should I invest in a cover? I'm sure that if it costs me $50 and I can sell enough then it won't seem like much, but when you live day to day and don't know what your return will be, well it seems a lot to fork out.
I think I need to concentrate on getting something ready to be published, then the art, then the actual publishing process.