LOL. I listen to all the working writers talk about how fast it takes them to write a draft and I think shit, I'm going so damn slow! A good outline really does help write a hell of a lot faster, I will say that.
I agree about the outline. I had a 121 page first draft, let sit over the holidays, then cut it down to 95 pages. I'm letting it sit a couple of weeks before I give it a 3rd pass to iron out some of the changes I made.