Arabella of Mars
Evelyn Wood. You don't hear much about that these days.
Anyway, I have too many distractions to be a very in depth reader. Below though I'll post a link to an interview with the author David D. Levine. He talks a bit about the craft of writing. In it he says his approach to writing is to write clean. In other words, he sort of proofreads and keeps his errors and such updated and to a minimum before moving too far along. I think that would be the way I'd probably go about it, and might be the standardization for many other writers. Just seems natural, to proofread your work before you move too far along on unless your story and ideas are just too immediate that they just compel one to manically get it all down. And if all that inspiration or chunk of the story is coming to you so fast and furious, you'd probably be better off just outlining it, then go back and begin writing. With writing like a lot of the arts, there are several ways to go about the craft. I find that is true to some degree with creating visual art, photography, writing poems, songs, etc. They sort of come in stages (or at least to me they do). They first appear as ideas, I jot them down on paper to capture the initial idea, then try and produce some sort of rough cut. Then you have to shape and work that into something. I, unfortunately, can't say that anything has ever come to me fully formed, although I've heard artist claim that that does happen to them ie. Neil Young says that is the case for him, and maybe Paul Simon. It must be wonderful to be so talented and have that gift.
At any rate, here's a review of what Arabella of Mars is about, and below that is the interview with the author.