Originally Posted by gmw
This is how I work too. I have read lots of advice (blogs/columns etc. Dear Abby for writers
) that suggest a writer should barge forward and only come back later, but I don't seem to be able to work like that. Other advice suggests putting the first completed draft up for a number of months and coming back, which I have been doing and it does change the perspective a little: paragraphs and dialogue that seemed so important before but now seem to get in the way, and things like that.
Letting something sit really does help. At least in my experience it does.