I'm finishing the final edits on my manuscript--which should have been finished last August--and yesterday I clicked on a folder and found an earlier version of the first chapter. Wow, it was great! How did my first two paragraphs morph into their present tedious state? Depressed, I copied and compared and thought of putting them back nearer my original draft. No. I remembered then that the flow wasn't logical--and several other reasons I edited them away. I did keep some ideas, though. I'm very glad I kept the earlier version, though. I do so many twiddles and tweaks and spend SO LONG FINISHING ANYTHING, I can't have, like "draft 1" "draft 2" etc but just a kind of weekly or monthly step would be an idea. I really envy people who can blithely blitz ahead and produce a full "first draft" without revisiting every paragraph 20 times. Or is that dangerous, too?