So here's the method of my madness:
- I realize most of this first draft is wrong. But I have to finish it to have a complete, tangible draft to undo.
- Next, research. I can already visualize my plan.
- Next, a NEW first draft with the research, changes, unwindings, reknottings tucked into the manuscript and then weeks of deleting, pasting, moving, more deleting, drafting, moving, pausing, deleting and drafting.
- Then I will have a first draft. And can start revising, aimed at a final draft by this time next year. [I'm sure I'll regret saying that in May 2012.]