I'm writing the first draft of my first novel. I can't control my inner editor. I keep looking back through my work, and changing things, and it's taking forever for me to get the thing written. I've recently started to highlight in red sections that I think will need a fair amount of further work, but this still isn't satisfying my inner editor. So I wanted to ask, how do you all approach your first draft? Do you just get it down, regardless of whether you think it isn't great, and go back through when you're finished? Or do you edit as you go? I'm just afraid that if I leave it as is, it will end up being rubbish, and will involve more rewriting than necessary in draft two.
How many drafts do you do, before you consider it finished? I am aware that this will be different for everyone.