Having a strong story/ plot allows a quicker story to develop. The leaps are more continuous and connected, and the writers mind just seems to weave it together, because the story is a whole, and not pieces. So describing the whole isn’t hard, because every word is about and relates to every other in a cohesive way
When the story/plot is weaker, things progress slowly, at times. Or it can anyway. Because the writer seems to be making it up and connecting the dots as they go
I truly believe that the best stories are whole and complete stories.
Perhaps that means a ton of retreading and refinement.
Or, the writer knows the story, the contours of the message, and the writing process is about adding decor, color and depth
There is no “correct” writing process.
Sometimes the writer knows exactly what he wants to say, and writes accordingly.
Sometimes the writer doesn’t know what he wants to say, and the writing process pulls it out slowly, piece by piece.
The art of good writing is polishing the story so it’s a cohesive whole, so it resonates from word to word, and every detail has its place in the universe of the narrative. Visualization is a crucial method for constructing a believable world, believable characters, and believable stories.
They say writers live life twice.