The end is near. This, of course, doesn't mean I'm anywhere near THE END. I'm just 5500 words or 3 days away from the end of NaNoWriMo. The end of this draft is about 15-20K beyond NaNo's 50K goal - which means I'll finish it sometime before X-mas.
THE END? Well, I don't write those words at the bottom of my manuscript until I feel like I just finished the final draft. That, my friends, is months off. Hell, the novel I started querying in October was my 2009 NaNo novel. Yep. I can crank out those first drafts, but it's the editing and polishing that could take a while.
So, tell me, how long does it take you to write a first draft? How long does your editing process take?