Writing an article has tremendous commitment, for it reflects your intentions to create value and share knowledge. Hopefully, in our case we can build on the research and formulate a strategy to expand the article into the next level of our specific interest.
If you were to search Amazon for books on writing in general or in particular writing a thesis, ther result will be many books that get the writing underway and out of the stall mode. Most people have a certain amount of inertia that needs to be overcome in starting a project, especially a project that requires a mindful approach to research.
I find that I spend a lot of time outlining and formulating ideas into notes. These notes have some type of objective relationships with each other and correlating these notes takes more time than I anticipated. I am reluctant to change this process because when the assimilation of these notes takes place the outcome is good.
Using the right tools makes a big difference. Mendeley is a really good reference manager and PDF organizer. It actually serves as an academic social network where I can share research and article too. I like Evernote as an idea capture tool. It is easy to clip data and have it organized for later retrieval and to add notes to the source material for a frame of reference.
Once there is a critical mass of data and research material, I feel good about starting the writing process. Unfortunately, the writing process for me becomes an all in process that consumes me for hours at a time. I have seen books that indicate you can be successful writing for 15 minutes a day. I like to write on a computer of course in Word and then print off a page or two and then go to a quiet place to read and edit it manually. That process forces me to be more mindful and diligent in the review and editing process.
I have never experienced (so far) a writing project that did not have some deadline tension associated with it. Trading off time is not an easy trade. There is always a final expression of effort needed to accomplish the goal on time.
Regarding feedback. Feedback is a gift. Hopefully the quality of feedback is in alignment with the cohort and instructor expertise. I find it very valuable in that feedback often brings a sense of perspective that might be overlooked by the author (me). Extra eyes and review always makes for a better outcome. The concept of peer review goes beyond writing research or scholastic papers. It have exerted value in many areas of life as well.