The other day I was told about writing maps. These are designed by a company in London. I purchased some of them and some notebooks so that when this new book is out on paper I can start using the maps to get to grips with the plotting. They might not be useful to everyone but they are worth checking out - if only to have something aesthetically pleasing to encourage you to look at structure and characters.
The good thing about writing is that you are always learning. It doesn't matter how long you've been doing it, or how far you've managed to get, every book teaches you something new which you can use to help with the next one.