Many times we fail to recognize our own efforts, our accomplishments – big or small. When you finish that first draft of the novel you have written, make it a big deal – congratulate yourself and celebrate. That first draft is a big accomplishment, you finished a story, you sat down and wrote day by day, despite doubts, naysayers, and PC issues, among other nuisances. That first draft means a lot to you, and you should be proud, even if you don’t announce it to the world.
Sure, there is more work to be done, tons more work, but for now, enjoy the sweetness of that first draft.