I'm looking to make one of these fields a lifelong career, not just a "job". I like my craft and I think I could get back into writing again as well. I could honestly do either one happily, but can't predict the finances. I've tried blogging, hosting my own website, etc. and I think one of these two (Ebay handmade business or authoring books) is going to be my best path.
Note: I'm referring to getting published with an actual publishing house, not self-publishing on Kindle...Also note that I'm not doing either one of these sloppily or lazily. I'm hiring a former literary agent to look over my book and query letter if I decide to publish, for example.
Which path would be wisest to pursue? Thank you.