My current way of writing a novel
I spend a couple of hours each day writing rough draft material, either at the beginning of the day, or in the late evening. My sole aim is to get words on paper. I use the super-easy outlining method.
My first drafts are always a discovery process. Everything goes right into the draft: character journals, notes to myself, ideas about character arcs.
I try to write straight through from the beginning to the end of the book. However, if the plot shifts in a major way, I’ll delete scenes and chapters, and write new scenes and chapters.