I shot my mouth off about this subject a couple weeks ago in another thread about something else, and now that I've calmed down I'm not so sure of my position. Before I get lost, here's the question. When you are writing long pieces (i.e novella or longer) do you write all the way to the end of the first draft and then correct, edit and revise? (a la Stephen King) Or do you do minor edits as you go, perhaps by paragraph or by page or by chapter? Or do you do full revisions of whole sections as you go? I used to think it was best to write all the way to the end and not stop to correct a spelling mistake never mind revise. But while writing my short story for the contest, and after reading some things others have said on the subject, I began to question that idea. I am constantly revising my writing process and I've recently experimented with allowing myself to do one full rewrite every chapter. It seems to fix a lot of character and plot problems right away rather that waiting till the end when those mistakes might be unrecoverable. I've even toyed with the idea of doing a triple revision after completing the first draft of each chapter, so by the time I get to the end of the book, the story and the writing are much closer to 'finished'. I've also found I can only concentrate on a few things during a rewrite, so I do multiple passes. For my short story I did the full first draft with no revision. Then a character, plot and structure rewrite. Now I'm on the second rewrite, for tempo, texture and tense. I'm planning on a final rewrite for tightness and polish (grammar, spelling, etc.) What do YOU do?