King says to pound out your story...THEN go back and edit it. The Snowflake Method basically says to outline it, step by step by step...THEN edit. Here's what I find myself currently doing. I wanted to try the Snowflake Method, but I could only come up with half a plot. I could not think of the ending. So now I'm pounding my way through the rest of the story, hoping that the ending will reveal itself to me. My question is...How does Stephen King edit? Does anyone know? When he finishes a first draft, is it pretty clear cut? How much does he have to add? Does it ever come across childish and silly? Because thats how some of my "pounding" is coming across. Its sounds very juvenile to me. Is King's first drafts just basic skeletons? Is that a good thing? To have such a simpleton first draft? Also...do you ever feel like youre "pounding" TOO quickly through a draft? I do. I feel like I'm missing important descriptions and details.