Since I've finished my current project, at least for the time being, I've started working on a couple of new projects.
WIP A: Is the second book to my current project (so far 15,000 words)
WIP B: Completely new book with new characters and plot (so far 5,000 words)
Sometimes the words flow like melted butter on popcorn. yesterday I wrote 2000 words in an hour. Other days I feel like I'm just throwing words on the page and hoping that later on I'll be able to put them together.
Having not written a first draft in a while, I think I've created a habit, which I'm not sure is a good one or a bad one. I'm finding I use a lot of brackets as I write. Things like (add description here), (expand more), (research this), and (check details).
For WIP A I think I have too much going on; too many plots and sub-plots. I’m finding it hard to balance it all. I'm not sure what to keep and what to get rid of.
For WIP B I have a better handle on which direction I want it to go. I'm not using as many brackets.
So here’s my question: Is it better to put in as much as you can on your first draft and cut later or write the bare minimum and add.
What do you think?