I've spent the last week or writing the first draft of my novel / novella. Not entirely sure how long it will turn out to be. The original story that was in my head has been almost completely decimated and it has now changed into something else. It's making me think that the first draft is pretty much just getting something on the paper. Something to mould. The first time I ironed a shirt, I had to go over it several times before all the creases were removed. I wonder how many drafts a novel takes?