I'm only one chapter into my current story, but if I can get past the early stages then I plan for it to be quite long. My question is, should I edit each chapter as I go, or see if I can finish an entire first draft before doing any serious editing? Because I can already tell that my writing so far has some rough spots and generally isn't up to par with actual books or short stories that I've read. My unique situation is that the writing feels kind of... Shallow. Almost like I don't give the little things enough of a description because I'm eager to move the story forward. It's definitely far more than a simple outline; it's clearly the story itself complete with narration and dialogue and some description. Just maybe not quite enough time spent on some of the earlier scenes or scenes I just want to get done with. So should I just write the whole thing out in this "shallow" format and then go back to fill in the blanks later? Or should I try to make it really thorough as I go? I'm kind of afraid that if I focus too much on editing too early, I'll never finish the complete draft at all. I leave a lot of longer stories unfinished, so maybe that's part of the reason why. What are your guys' opinions about this?