Go to the AOPA site & sign up for 'Flight Training Magazine', it should be free for a student pilot(even wannabe).
Look into some of the aviation forums, piperforum.com is a good place to start. You have to be a member to get to the AOPA forums, another good one.
If I lived closer I'd take you up in my Piper Warrior. It's in the shop for the 'annual' now. I plan to go check in on it today.
If you're really serious, try to make it up to 'Airventure' in Oshkosh, WI this Summer. It's near the tail end of July or so. There is also 'Sun n Fun' in Lakeland, FL in April or so.
For flight training I'd try to keep the flights fairly condensed, once a week or more, weather permitting. That's so you don't have to keep relearning the same thing with longer breaks between.