I've always loved to read, and I've liked writing too. Then, I got the idea for Meskka, so I wrote the book.
When I started this process, I knew I wanted to get it published, but had no idea how to go about doing that.
Naturally, the next step was to poke around the internet to find out what to do next, as well as get a few books on editing.
One of the most helpful sites I've found was Kristin Nelson's blog: http://pubrants.blogspot.com/ Kristen has her own literary agency, and on her blog she gives all sorts of helpful information on writing, editing, and getting published.
Other good resources are guild websites for the genre you're writing. (Such as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - http://www.sfwa.org/)
We'll see over the next few months or years how well I've learned from the different books and websites. ;)