Not much to report writing wise this weekend. I managed to get a page or two down on chapter four, but already I'm thinking very little of it will survive when I open the file up and dive back in. I know a lot of writers do a rough draft and pretty much go straight through from beginning to end without revising. I tried that when penning my second novel and somewhere in the middle I found myself lost. Matter of fact I strayed so far from my original intent that I ended up quitting going back and rewriting my first novel for four or five months and then starting completely over. My third, A River Without Water is where I developed my current routine. Write a chapter or two. go back edit up to the point where I stopped. Write another chapter or two go back to page one and edit the now three or four chapters, and so on all the way through the end.
I've also tried using an outline, but found it a bit too rigid for me. I felt compelled to follow it come hell or high water, even when new and better ideas occurred to me.
I think most of the people who read this blog are writers and I'd like to hear how some of you go about the craft. Are you an outliner, a single rough draft kind of person, or do you have some other kind of quirk?