Hello fellow writers! Last night I have (finally!) finished first draft of my very first novel...It feels good. I am happy, joyful, satisfied, but on the other side I feel exhausted and empty. But yes, mostly I feel overwhelmed by this achievement...maybe small step for someone else, but not so small for me. This is the longest (by far!) story I have written and successfully completed. I had started this story last year in October, then stopped writing for about 5 months (lose of motivation perhaps, writing block,...) and then I started again this year in April. I have written 67,487 words. I know that it is probably awful bad, so it needs a lot of work (well, stories are rarely perfect after first draft). The questions I have are: what now? Put it aside for a couple of weeks, then print it out and start polishing, revising and rewriting? In the meantime should I write some short stories or maybe even start a new novel project? Thank you guys for any answers!