I ask, because I am currently on my second draft, and it occurs to me I have been robbed. Yes, I have been robbed of the experience of revision. Because what has happened is I have twisted the plot so much that the first draft really can't be used in the form it's in. So I am rewriting the whole thing. It's faster, of course. And I've noticed it's far easier, at least in certain elements. For instance, I haven't had to struggle with voice and style like I did the first draft. Haven't had any issues with too many colloquials in the age of Ancient Greece. But nevertheless, I feel robbed. Because my second draft is not editing and revising, cutting and adding. That's what I want to do. I will have to wait until the second draft is complete.
I have labeled myself a NOP. My first draft is pretty much a gigantic outline, and my second draft is the real deal. I do plot things out before I write them, but not on paper, and not clear enough to notice when big plot holes come up. On the other hand, I find myself at a dead standstill if I don't know what's coming next. I have to KNOW what's coming next, and then the nice little nuances create themselves while I'm writing. Big scenes, though? They are planned. Always planned. So what am I? Am I a NOP, as I have deemed? Or an OP? Or am I a freak of nature?