You did it.
After weeks, or months, or years, you finally finished that first draft. It was probably rough and there may have been a few tears, but you made it through.
Hopefully you took the time to celebrate and ordered your cinnastix from dominoes, because now the ugly part begins.
When you’re writing the first draft of your novel, you have one goal — get to “THE END.” It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to be done. In the first draft you can get a way with “insert epic battle here” because it’s the first draft.
But when you’re revising your novel, your goal is to write the best version of your story possible and unfortunately that’s a million times harder than reaching “THE END.”