For the first time in a while, I have made quite a bit of progress in writing my book. For the last two weeks or so, I have forced myself to try and write at least 2,000 words a day, regardless of how I am feeling or how good I think the writing is coming out. Using this method, I have made quite a bit of progress wordcount-wise and have gotten near the end of the first act of my first book. However, although I have made a lot of progress in sheer word count, I have found that the quality of my writing has greatly suffered over the last few days.
I have found out via personal experience that the quality of my writing takes a nose dive if I force myself to write under a deadline. Heck, I will even admit that in the past I have written random gibberish just to reach the word count deadline on some days.
Furthermore, due to the fact that I'm a pantser, the effect of my bad writing has a rippling effect: If I have an off day and write something terrible, I either have to discard an entire large section of finished writing, or spend time re-writing that I could have used making new prose.
I understand that, in order to become a professional writer "which is my career goal" I will have to be able to write under deadlines all the time. But, I have simply never been able to find a "groove" where I not only have a high daily output of words but also have said words be of a high quality.
It is currently not an option for me to slow down my current pace due to the fact that I have established my writing routine out of necessity: my second year of college is coming up and I won't have enough time to write during the fall.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is this: how can I learn how to write high-quality stories while also writing under a deadline?