Well, this is a first for me! While you were happily wading through my article and leaving me that nice comment, I was actually reading one of yours and leaving YOU a comment at the very same time! Given there’s so many writers here, what are the odds?
In response, I do agree with what you say. Part of the technique is that you have to force your mind to stay on the subject, and perhaps that should be clearer in retrospect. More than once I’ve ended up with far too may words and gone ‘off piste’ a bit. However, the good side of this is that I’ve often ended up with the basis of ANOTHER story and simply copied and pasted my notes into a blank page and shaped it later.
Love reading your stuff Jason, keep it coming!