I have 325 pages of horrible drivel completed. It is missing scenes and characterizations, the plot really sucks, and my grammar....well lets just say my former College English teacher would shudder in horror at the plight.
But, it's done!
This is a HUGE thing for me, and for every other writer out there. This is a step that has taken me far longer than it should have (a year and a half--the agony!). Squirreled away in binders, folders, and drawers I have dozens of half finished stories and manuscripts--I have so many beginnings and even some middles....but no endings.
One day I will finish those other stories. Right now, I am going to work on editing and revising the finished story....and think about the next one I have to write. Which one to start next? I probably should finish the trilogy I started....but did not really plot.
So I finished it. Now I have to fix it.
What was the first story you finished? How long did it take? How fast can you do a rough draft now?