Have I ever mentioned Story Is a State of Mind? It's a fantastic online writing course created by the talented Sarah Selecky. I signed up for it a few years ago and it helped me get out of a writing slump. It's great for many reasons, but what I really loved was how encouraging the lessons were — I felt like I had a personal cheerleader.
Sarah has a series on her blog called "In the Spotlight," where she features writers and their works-in-progress, and I was hugely flattered when she asked me to contribute. If you're interested, here's my feature, where I shared some thoughts on writing and also a very brief excerpt from my novel.