“What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece.”
– David Bayles & Ted Orland, in Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Taking stock of your creative process in this kind of way is a great idea. What did you learn from the last thing you wrote? What does that elucidate about your current project?
Go on, share your answers. That way, while you learn from yourself, we can also learn from each other.