Cutting, pasting, rearranging, refashioning. All challenging decisions in the editing phase, which is a painful challenge–what to do with everything but wanting to use everything. But able to be gotten on top of.
In terms of my writing projects, like fiction, I love writing from my imagination the most. It may a purely imaginative work without anything observational (apart from the basic structure perhaps), experiential, or from one’s home truths. It’s purely from the mind. Maybe I would look to see how I could include my home truths as well, if it fits.