Last year, I was so worried about completing a rough draft. Then, in July, I finished a rough draft. I wrote so often that I had the urge after Campnano was done. I just didn't know what to do. I didn't feel "done."
Well, it isn't done. But it needed to sit awhile until I was ready to make any real edits, no matter my hurried read-through and obsessive notes after the initial completion.
There was a brain fog that moved in once I wasn't writing every day, and then I never quite got around to making any of the big changes. I started... but it's still waiting to be done.
Now, I'm entering the November Nanowrimo, and I plan to finish it as well. December will be a month of brain-fog, and I should be ready for it. After that, 2014, will have to be the year that I brave the revision. I have learned just how much I need order and structure. If I have found a way to apply it to completing a rough draft, I certainly can do the same for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd drafts.
Do you have a system that you employ to make changes to your rough drafts, and if so, what is it?