- Some people say I should fast draft and get that first draft finished in record time, that way I can spot the plot holes and work through boggy spots without worrying over the description.
- Others say I should take my time and make my MS sparkle. If it takes a year, so what?
- And finally, there are the hippie types (*winks*) who say I should just go with the flow. If I don't feel like writing for a week, then don't.
With these three choices, I'm not quite sure where I fit. I do not fast draft--it doesn't work for me at all. But I know many who do write that way, and it seems to work for them. However, I don't really go slow either. 2000 a day can hardly be considered slow. I used to be a "go with the flow" girl, before I took my own writing seriously. However, that accomplishes nothing now and the lack of structure bugs me.
So I suppose I'm closest to the second option. I always say take your time. Everyone says a first draft sucks, and they're right for the most part, but IMO, you can still attempt to write a good draft. If you write crap the first time, I think it is harder to fix up during revisions. That's just what I've noticed in my own edits, anyway.
What do you think? Do you say go faster, go slower, or go with the flow?