Advice on your work flow for piano solo

Hi All -

Can anyone please share with me what your workflow looks like for creating piano solo arrangements? I have created a few my own arrangements and I’m trying to devlop a more efficient work flow. I create piano solos cover songs where the vocal melody in treble, that is a mix of single note, chords, octaves, while the bass clef will be harmony with repetitive patterns. I also add lyrics, chord symbols. I think work my flow is quite time consuming and maybe this is normal?

Does any have any tips or suggestions? Or did it simply take a lot of trial and error to get your work flow solid and more efficient?

If you have lots of repetitive patterns with changing harmonies, you can use Lock to Duration (L). First copy lots of rhythms, and then use L to enter new pitches while keeping all the rhythms the same.