I stumbled across this e-book by Holly Lisle, available free at her website! I’m reading through it with great interest, and it looks like a lot of good, practical information on how to write your novel.
While having high hopes can keep you going, having high expectations can paralyze you. After all, if you demand of yourself that you write the Great American Novel your first time out, every time you try to type a word on the page, your mental editor is going to say “No Great American Novel ever included that word.” And you’ll never get beyond the first thirty pages.
Mugging the Muse: Writing Fiction for Love AND Money, © Holly Lisle
Download MtM:WFfLaM from her website, in PDF or ZIP format: http://hollylisle.com/fm/