Tiruncula has an interesting discussion about writing process going on at Practica. I blathered on there about how I spend a lot of time freewriting, just spewing material onto the page to clean up later. Which is what I'm currently doing with the Chapter of Mammothness (cleaning up, that is; I've done the spewing already).
But I kind of feel like I'm losing my mind, because I keep going through this draft to figure out where everything should go, and then I realize that a crucial section is missing - and not in the sense of just saying, "Oh, I need to write up X now," but in the sense of, "I was absolutely sure I'd actually said this somewhere! Do you mean I didn't actually say it, I just thought it was there?" This is about the third time that I've realized I just thought I'd said something, when in fact I hadn't. These aren't little additional add-ons, either - these are important, central points that I had to have made in my head to be able to go on and talk about everything else that's here.
Apparently I just didn't feel it necessary to write them down.
Like I said - losing my mind. (If you find it, will you send it home?)