For the same reason that I paint all the edges of a room first, I can’t write all my favorite scenes first and glue them together later. Just as the edges of a wall would never get painted if I started with the middle, that glue would never be applied to those scenes. Glue is boring to write. ;)
I do skip ahead once in a while if I’m stuck or I have a moment of inspiration, but for the most part, I write chronologically. What about you? Do you like to skip around? Or do you start at the beginning and go straight through to the end?
*Between is one of those words that if you stare at it long enough or say it enough times, it no longer looks or sounds like a real word. Too many e's or something. It's kind of annoying. :)