Revisions & “Project 2012”

I’m still outlining my current novel project.  But some of you out there are revising novels.  The first quarter of 2012 is already almost half over, but if that “revising a novel” thing describes you, then you might still find this to be of interest.

Writer Merrilee Faber has launched on her blog what she calls “Project 2012”: a one-year plan to revise an existing first draft and start and finish a new first draft for a new book during the 2012 calendar year.  She’s got a pretty tight program for how to achieve those two concurrent goals, and a few interesting tools to help along the way.  So if this sounds interesting to you, maybe you should check it out.

What follows are some links to some of the first few interesting posts she’s put up on the project:

http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/category/project-2012/

http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/project-2012-from-first-draft-to-submission/

http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/project-2012-program-outline/

http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/project-2012-and-a-plan-with-a-capital-p/

http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/project-2012-starting-your-revision-step-1-the-read-through/

Plus, here’s another tool that one writer – Kerryn Angell, a particpant of Merrilee’s “Project 2012” – built off of Merrilee’s tools:

http://www.kerrynangell.com/2012/01/project-2012-starting-your-revision/

Of course… as I said, I’m not revising.  I’m still plotting and hopefully soon writing my first draft.  So what I’m really doing  here is posting these links up for my own personal future reference, come that time when I am finally revising (Project 2013?  2014? Somewhere in-between?)… But hey, if you are revising, it doesn’t hurt if this helps you out, too.