Well, that took longer than it should have.
Several years ago, I had an idea for a book, and decided to try to crank it out for NaNoWriMo. I failed, of course. Only made it to about 30K words before the deadline. But I liked the story, so over the next couple months I plunked away at it when I could. I managed to finish it! Then I went back and read it, realized it was garbage, and rewrote it. The I read that version, realized it was garbage, and rewrote it again. But this time it turned out... okay. I'm actually pretty proud of it.