Sometimes I edit so much that I think the creativity goes out the window.
The only editing I ever do is to go back and look for typos or the occasional thing like having forgotten to add a word. Even when I was writing regularly for newspapers it's how I had to do things (and editors didn't change anything, so weird as it may seem, the approach can actually work OK). I'm not generally a creative person, but I have a definite "mental process" required for writing; and it doesn't including "throwing that off" by writing things like outlines and drafts. When I need to write a outline I can/will do that. Drafts are just something I don't do. If I did, my writing would turn into something else (that I don't want it to).
I "incubate" a "main, mental, outline"; and then I'll make mental notes of the main points I want to aim for. Maybe I don't have enough experience writing drafts to know; but it seems to me if too much editing appears required either the writer didn't incubate the material quite long enough; or the writer lacks confidence in his own writing.
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