Well, late Tuesday night I finished. I reached 'The End'. It was fantastic, and I literally floated all day yesterday (like Mary Poppins). I also blogged about it here.
As I let that manuscript breathe, my thoughts have turned towards preparing for the next stage of the process.
I have always preferred editing/revisions to first drafts - but that's when it comes to short stories and articles. In my experience with those, its a much more enjoyable process to adjust, clip, reword, rewrite, and extend, then it is to just push it out of your mind and onto the paper (or screen).
Now I'm looking at my first novel length work, and the best visual description I can use to explain how I feel about trying to edit the whole project is this:
So I'm looking to you for suggestions:
Where do you start?
What resources/books/websites/blogs/experiences authors do you turn to?
How do you tackle a project like this?