I did, and I bet, once it’s done, you’re going to love it.
Other times I’ve been this critical of myself, I’ve gone through 6 or 7 edits. I did win the prize, so it was worth it.
It’s very interesting watching how it changes and mutates around my original outline. The beginning, middle and end stay the same, but how they are presented changes drastically.
It’s fascinating. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, and I’m sure I won’t recognize the final product from the first draft.