I found this link on publishers lunch and I've been reading this blog in an addictive, probably unhealthy manner. Then I hit this post and realized there was a reason--at last a career mistake I haven't made. LOL.
The question was: Why You Don't Want a Big Advance
The answer is understanding that accepting a six figure deal is one of the biggest career mistakes a first time author can make.
The comments are a riot (and mean)
Enter at your own risk and only if you don't have a deadline to make. If you're like me, you'll not be able to leave without reading more.