I tried to find a few threads about first draft writing, but did not feel like my understanding of it wasn't answered well enough. I understand that a first draft is not to be expected as a final output, although some claim it could come close, but what is it you are aiming for exactly? I am not a dedicated writer so that creates a problem for me since I am not keeping close tabs on where I am in my story. I also have jumped around a bit trying to capture some ideas before they escape my memory. I have written an outline and tried to develop a chapter list so that if I want to jump around I can put things in what I hope is a good place, however finishing a chapter has been problematic due to my lack of dedication, I have to reread what I have written in order to continue, but then I see problems in what I have written and try to fix them right then. But in some instances it has sounded like a first draft is just pouring out your story without any significant edits. I don't feel like that is anything I could live with, too much would bother me about something so poorly written and having a slight fear that plot holes would develop that would essentially negate my effort. I don't want to write the same story a half dozen times and still not be any closer to completion. So please explain what is the target of the first draft? I know this will vary greatly from person to person, but each response on this forum seems to help me understand the task of writing a bit more, in the end I have to pick and choose what seems to apply for me, and some guidance is helpful. Thanks in advance for responses and suggestions.