I myself am going to try to go the traditional route. I am eager to get started in my attempts although I am rather a glutton for punishment. I would love to hear from those of you who have been published in the traditional manner. What steps you took, any advice you have, things you wished you'd done differently.
I have been researching publishers and literary agents. I have further hints and tips that I've picked up along the way that I share in the "Now What" forum. To gain access to this forum you must progress to the "Intermediate" level. The levels are all based on your number of substantive posts so keep those posts coming!
I look forward to hearing other thoughts on this!