Outline The Book You’re Gonna Rewrite
Now it’s time to take that outline and reoutline so that you have the book you intend to end up with. Why do we do this? Because it’ll save you a whole lot of work later on. If you just dive into your edits like a drunk going to town on a pie-eating contest, everything will end up far messier than you like.
I'm currently "resting" a book I'll be editing in a couple of weeks. Maybe that's why this post appeals to me.
It gives you lots of tips to make editing less painful. It's going to hurt, as you carve away the words that just don't fit. :-)