Pretty soon I shall be at the end of my first re-draft of Banners of Alba. Then it will be time for a read through to see if it makes logical sense and the transitions are smooth. At that point it will probably be time to decide where I am going to make further cuts to bring the story down to 100,000 or less ( if I can).
Have I begun the story in the best place?
Have I made motivation clear?
Have I shown their loves, their hates, their faults?
Why things happen? (Do I need to do this? should it not be clear without that?)
Does each scene make a point?
Does something important change? If not, should I cut the scene?
Have I conveyed necessary info in narration?
Can I lose secondary characters?
After all that, I'll need to go through and check for those terrible habit words - the ones that keep cropping up but are really not needed.
Editing is hard work. I can only do it in snatches before my eyelids begin to droop.