I'm currently striving to meet a goal of at least 2000 words per day (M-F). It's going well so far. But once the clock strikes 9am, the phone starts to ring and I have trouble ignoring it. My goal is to hit 70,000 words within seven weeks. Then start the revision process. Then I will have a new book to query. Because I just love that query process so much (not). But, hey, statistics show that most authors don't get their first book published. So, logically, I need to get the second book finished. I've learned so much during the last year with the first book, it makes sense the second book should be better right?
Here are the books that have helped me:
"Self-Editing for Fiction Writers" by Browne and King
"The Fire in the Fiction" by Donald Maass
I'm going to read another Donald Maass book next.
Websites that have helped me are listed in the sidebar. Check them out.