To be completely honest, I seem to try something new for every piece and every project, but I feel a pattern is cementing itself in place and this is what I use now. It’s by no means an exhaustive list but gives you an idea of my day to day process.
I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that it’s okay not to fall into a category. I used to spend too much time writing to fit into a mold and I was always unhappy with the end result. So I suppose I learned the joys of freedom. Now that I write what I want, how I want, I’m much happier.