In case you haven't yet seen it, I have a review of John Dufresne's Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months, over at the blog of The Writer's Center. Here's a grab from it:
Reading this guide, I realized how many erroneous preconceptions I had of the novel-writing process. The method Dufresne lays out jettisons the idea of sitting down, starting at page one and plowing through page after chronological page until you get to the end.