I'm reading the first draft and boy, is it rough. There's the occasional passage or paragraph that makes me smile with pride, but most of these sentences are making my shudder. I still like the story and I try to remind myself of that: This story is good. It just needs to be told better. The reader deserves that. And I need to be able to sleep at night, knowing I've crafted the best book I could and that it's not out there, embarrassing me.