You said you never start a book without your “skeleton” but I was wondering if you wrote strictly from beginning to end or if you jumped around? Thanks for the great answers!
I've always written straight through from start to finish. It's just what works for me. I think I need for the novel to build for me the way that it will for the reader. Also I just want to be sure that everything is strong enough to support what comes after it. But everyone is different. I think part of the writing process is a lot of trial and error to find out what works for YOU.