Over the months I've developed a draft-intensive writing style. I will write an overview of what I want to happen in a chapter, then I will gradually flesh out each point, rearranging and rewriting constantly. For example, a point might begin like this: Darkened throne room, Main Villain on throne. Emily sneaks in next to a large column. Describe throne room: it's huge and she's never seen anything like it. To become a little more refined: Emily crouches in the dark. She is armed with a sheathed short sword, although she knows the weapon mustn't be used yet. She is hidden behind a large, fluted column (one of many) from around which she peeks at the large armoured figure on the throne. It's still too dark to see much, despite some torches. To become this proper first draft: Emily Mortan crouches in darkness. The sword at her side gives her more courage than she expected, but she knows it is not yet time to use it. Indeed, to unsheathe it now might mean her death. The time would come but she must wait for the signal. Slowly, carefully, she leans to one side, craning her neck until she can see past the thick, fluted stone column that she hopes shields her from view. The throne room seems awe-inspiringly colossal to her young eyes; the massive column that she leans against is but one of many, all flanking a long, thick, blood-red carpet and disappearing into the seemingly ceiling-less dark above her. Iron-bound reed torches hang from intermittent brackets, their flickering flames bravely trying to illuminate the emptiness, but their numbers are too few and the room too vast to enlighten anything other than their immediate surroundings. I like my own technique but the constant rewriting does seem frustrating sometimes. I'm interested to know how everyone else writes. Do you just write it perfectly from the start or are you more like me?