Everything Old Is New Again
Before my readers recoil in horror, let me point out that this technique allows me to examine on a word to word basis what I've written and to make new choices. I do a lot of fat-cutting in the process, and frequently find plot opportunities that don't occur to me when I'm just reading or line-editing.
This morning I retyped fifteen pages (down from sixteen) and made copious notes. I feel, if not virtuous, at least worthy. Onward and upward.