My process is slow… and I don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. On days when I write fast (which are few and far between) I nearly always end up pulling a third of it out again next day, because I’ve gone down a wrong track, or set the scene in the wrong place, or from the wrong point of view.
I know other writers can fly through a first draft, writing thousands of words a day and then spend time picking it apart and rebuilding, rewriting. Sounds fabulous. I’ve tried it and it just doesn’t work for me.
I have to move forward in slow, careful, steps. Each morning I reread what I wrote the day before and I add extra details, layers and refinements … and then I push forward.
The thing I’ve learned to accept is… it doesn’t matter. We each have our own rhythm and pace.
So stick to what works for you, won’t you?