I love this post Jeff. It’s a fantastic, simple system which I’ve immediately accepted as the process I follow. Breaking the task into smaller stages has in a matter of days helped me move 4 of my ideas into draft stage and 1 to the edit stage.
What I also love about this post is the quality of your writing. I’ll be referring back to it during my edit stage!
It brings to my mind Anthony Burgess review of Hemingways, ‘The old man and the sea’:
“…every word tells and there is a not a word too many”