As for learning about the writing side of things I've decided to check out Scrivener. I download the trial version to play with while setting up for NaNoWriMo. I'm not writing yet, but I am getting my chapter points ready. I'm hoping to get familiar enough with the software that I can try it out for the entire month of November. I'm usually good once I try things out for a while.
Writing this post has brought a few things to my attention. I've never really described my writing process. Everyone has their own. So I've decided I'm probably going to do a series of post on the way I do things.