Well, I'm finally taking the plunge and writing my novel. I have the general story line mapped out while giving myself some freedom to figure out how the story gets from point A to B to C etc. It's fun, but it also means that I've re-written my first chapter at least 6-7 times in the past 3 weeks

I'm not necessarily mad about it, because I do believe the story has gotten better every time. Just annoyed that I've written ~25,000 words and am still at the end of chapter one!

What's your best guess for the # of takes you've made on your first chapter?