Writing is a funny thing sometimes. You think you’re writing a book, but actually, the book is writing itself. So many times, I have spent hours writing, and when I go back and read what I have written, it is as if it was written by someone else. I have tried to explain this to non writers, but they don’t understand, and think I’m a little weird!
This can make editing problematic, because the story knows how it wants to be written, and resists any effort to change it.
Ah, the joys of being a writer!