You need to watch this.
The video in question is an hour and forty minuets long and is by American YA author ~ Jackson A. Pearce. And it time well spent. Jackson talks about critique groups, editing, the agent hunt, Scrivener, agentquery.com, royalties, payment, shares on not spending too much time on-line – spend it writing,book covers, book blogging (be careful!), outlines and much more.
She also has the inside scoop on the slush pile as she works for one; so loads of tips.
Well worth the watch.