When I finished George and the Dragon, I was delighted to be able to say to friends and acquaintances "I've written a novel" rather than "I'm writing a novel". To me, there's a world of difference. A sense of achievement rather than a sense of struggle.
Of course, now that I read it back over and over, I find that there are all sorts of little hiccups in the flow of it. At first, I had the feeling that it should stay as written, then realised that those hiccups are what make me stop reading a book.
So it's edit, edit, edit for the moment, while friends give me feedback (I hope) and my very own dragon goes through it with a red pen. Eek!