It has been my aim to encourage those on the verge of writing their first novel to take that first nerve wracking step. Now I'm going to try and convince you to ignore what I've said!!!!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that you can't learn from the experiences of others, what I am saying that there is so much advice out there that you cannot possibly take it all on board.
I use Triberr to advertise my work, principally in the USA, but just to give you an idea of what is available from fellow bloggers today.
Flexibility and adaptability is the key
10 heart wrenchingly disappointing books
Puns for intelligent people
The Ultimate Guide to writing a Post-Apocalyptic Novel
Author inspiration and this weeks writing links
and the big prize;
The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 and Book Beginnings)
All of the above are available to read today and everyday is similar. If you tried to take in all the advice from just the above few you would be gnawing on your own table in panic. At some point you need to begin writing for just one person and that is yourself. If you don't satisfy your own writing needs the chances that you will entertain others is slim.
My one piece of advice is write what you want to write and not what you believe will sell. Selling and marketing books changes as does the weather, keeping up with that is destructive. You are the artist, the creator and the words are in the order that you have decreed, be true to yourself.