With the frustrating news, and my apparent lack of knowledge on the art of revision I have gotten nowhere. I didn't even open my writing program or work on novel number two which is at a frustrating place. I like the start. I have my basic plot outline, but I don't feel like enough is happening. This is a total shift from novel number 1--which is fantasy and full of action, along with character growth. Novel number two is much more about character growth, and coming into your own. It is a true coming of age story, and I guess I need to relook at my plot points. I think my outline just says hit this idea, and this idea, but I'm really vague on the ideas.
Also I may not be the type of writer who can work on two books actively at the same time. I'm thinking about that. Not the planning, thinking about, dreaming up characters and situations type working on, but actual down and dirty writing kind of working on.
My solution to my revision quandary. Read my novel tonight. cover to cover. I can do it. I am a fast reader. Then tomorrow, I'll write my synopsis, chapter by chapter, and then from there determine what I need to do. I've got a few big twists and then I need to just work it in. My goal is truthfully to be done by this time next week with my second draft. I'm hoping it can be done!