Strictly process, strictly progress.
Thick in novel land. While floating out here, I’m fulfilling a not-unreasonable request about process. Here’s some insight into how I (try to) get the job done. All of the novels I’ve ever finished were written this way except for one very bad one, so this is the method I use now.
I outline the story, then highlight all of the text. The outline reads like a first grade version of the story, basically “man walks into room” level stuff. So my outline looks something like this when its done (though less blurry):
Then I write text directly into the outline, exploding out the points with story and removing highlighted areas as they’re written. My goal is to basically erase all of the yellow.
…until I have a novel. That’s “it” (meaning it’s not ALL of it, but it’s basically how I get to the starting gate).