Back in August I made a goal for myself: to finish a first draft of my newest book by Christmas holiday. Last week, I met my goal! It was important for me to finish before Christmas because I knew once vacation hit, I would lose time and steam.
But now the real work can begin: revision. I must say, I prefer this process to writing a first draft from scratch. I like having a structure of a story to work with.
I'm setting another goal: have a working draft by Easter.