Questionable: Balancing Drafting and Rewriting

Micki asked:

How do you move from writing relatively polished scenes to brand new scenes? I’m finding my clumsiness sort of disconcerting, even though I intellectually realize that I had the same kind of problems when I was writing the earlier drafts of the polished scene.

This is one of the reasons you shouldn’t polish scenes until you have a full first draft (or the majority of a first draft) done. Continue reading