Originally Posted by DrNefario
You could regard the first draft as an extremely detailed outline.
I know some people write a zeroth draft, and then try to figure out what the story is.
I could not.
I write iteratively. Meaning I am constantly back tracking over my own work and editing as I go forward. My "first draft" is probably closer to what a 5th or 6th draft would be if I blazed through to the end and then went back and edited.