Elizabeth Chadwick has a blog which is always entertaining. But today she blogged about the process of getting a book from "idea" to "print". While I haven't gotten as far as the "book" stage yet, much of her process in the early stages sounds like mine. Revisions go faster than first drafts, for example. Her current post is worth reading, just for this, if nothing else. And if you like historical fiction, her latest book(which will come out later this year, I understand), has a little bit of the first chapter, for the reader's delight and anticipation.