Similar to how i’m writing this blog post, I literally just type everything out. Obviously I make sure that I know what I’m writing about and have a sense of where I want to go with my paper, but other than that it is just a free write that hopefully goes somewhere. Once I feel like I can’t do anything else with that particular paper, I save it and close it. Boom.
I wait about 24 hrs before coming to look at it again. It is at this point where I start to read it again (and correct any grammatical errors) and make sure that I am consistent with my argument. If I am not, I adjust my argument or my evidence.
This nonsensical and word vomit way of writing help me write through any paper. I used to suffer with writers block when I would think too much about something. That is why I just make sure I have a draft full of vomit (no, not literally) and clean up the mess after.
Honestly, I’ll probably do revise that second draft one more time just to make sure that I’m fully satisfied.