I get this question a lot. How long did it take you to write your first ms? How long and how many times did you revise? How long did it take to find and agent? I usually laugh and toss out me standard, non-committal answer: It Depends.
I am currently in the thick of revisions for my YA contemporary Inside Out and now it is my turn to throw that question back at you. I have given myself 2 months to do a complete overhaul of the book. (Mind you I have specific guidelines and suggestions to employ, so the task is a tad-bit easier). That is roughly 3-4 chapters a week. That gives my amazing critique partners time to read and catch any glaring inconsistencies before I start tearing up the next chuck of chapters.
Are any of you in neck-deep in the revision process? If so, do you have specific target dates you set for yourself and is there a process you follow?