I start writing with usually a scene I have been playing with in my head. I do not use an outline, but I have pages of notes. They are not always organized until I have reached the words "The End" the first time.
I have a notebook of characters, of scenes and a story that has gone for between 40,000 and 50,000 words. I run spell checker and then I put it away for a day or so. Then comes the rewrite, looking for the wrong words that are spelled right, making sure the characters names haven't changed confirming what few facts that may be relevant to the real world. I look through my notes to make sure something hadn't gotten lost. Then I send out copies to my in house reviewers and critics and wait.
After they get through with me I go through it one more time and if I am happy I send it to my last editor who usually finds about fifty things wrong. I go through it one more time and then I publish.
By this time I am on my next book and I am going through the process once more. Complain, never, this is what I like doing.