Today there are many wonderful resources for writers–from helping you write to helping you keep track of your writing. Here are just a few:
Publications and Databases
duotrope.com–A searchable database of writers markets, duotrope can also help you track your submissions.
Poets & Writers Magazine–Find news about writers contests, grants, agents, and more.
Querytracker–A free trackable database of literary agents and publishers.
Writers colonies are a wonderful place to Get Work Done. The following writers colonies have given me the gift of time and space:
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY