I teach a high school writing class. Have had some of the brightest writers involved, but every year, I have to teach them the Writing Process. We spend a while discussing Planning tricks, ways to get their thoughts in order and collect some topics for their writing. They find out quickly that turning in a Draft is unacceptable. (I have a pretty high standard.) After only a few classes, they start taking advantage of sending their work to me for notes on Revision. I’ll usually give them some Edit notes as well before they turn in their Final Work.
My writing goal is changing drastically. Still Monday through Friday, my goal is to thoroughly revise 10 pages per day, that will cover a chapter or most of one. I intend to use my critique group notes, Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell, and some excellent lesson blogs posted by Susan May Warren to dissect this story and piece it back together. Tight and Creative.