Where most people think about the drafts beyond the first one in terms of revising and editing, I think in terms of growing and refining. Does it help, psychologically, to think about writing a novel or story as an organic process? For me, it does. It seems to be my natural way of getting from first draft to last. Maybe that’s why I always have an instant negative reaction to advice that breaks writing down into a method with prescribed steps. But I acknowledge that it’s probably a question of temperament. You revise. I grow and prune. You edit. I refine.
Finishing requires that you find your own way.