2. Clear the clutter: be merciless because you’re making your novel better
You’ve had a break, and you’re looking at your novel, wondering how to get started on your edit.
Read the novel first. Just read it — preferably on an iPad, or your phone. You want to get away from looking on your novel as the author. Don’t make notes yet.
I use Scrivener’s Compile to convert my novel to MOBI (Kindle format.) Then I use Amazon’s Send to Kindle utility, so I can read it on my iPad.