I just read through my very first draft of my very first novel and I couldn't even believe I had written something that shitty, Which makes me wonder: does time and experience improve the quality of your first drafts or will there always take the same number of rewrites and major editing to produce something hopefully good? Is it just me imagining or is the first draft of my current novel project much more clean than even the second draft of the previous one? it scares me a little thinking that I could actually consider submitting it even though it's just in a moderately polished and edited first draft shape, because I think it's more than decent, almost like a second or third draft, (and I know there are hardly any typos or grammatical errors) because realistically it can't be, right? and in that case, How will I ever know when it is good enough? I know you shouldn't submit something until it is as good as you can possibly make it, and I'm sure not going to do that right now either, I'm just saying even if i did, I wouldn't make a complete fool of myself. I'm just starting to wonder if I have become blind to my own shortcomings as a writer or if this is even comparable to a much later draft of the first one. what are your views on this?