Don’t edit during the draft phase.
Take a break every hour or so.
Save electronic material as you work.
On Monday, I forgot all of this advice while working on DeCo. Fortunately, I wrote notes in longhand during the first two and a half hours of analyzing, minor edits, and scene reorganization and so could duplicate my work in a fifth of the time.
On Wednesday, I fled to the house of two of my friends so I could pick apart more plot holes. There are so many! Until I’m confident in my outline again, I doubt I’ll expand the current story draft by much.
For the record, the current draft of DeCo has hovered around 30,000 words for the past month or two.
This weekend is all about brainstorming. I plan to do some more before going to bed tonight. À tout à l’heure!