I finished the first draft of my novel, but editing is taking FOREVER! I wrote something novel length before but I didn't like how it came out so I plan on rewriting it entirely. Therefore this is my first experience editing something of novel length. It is driving me insane, much more than usual. I mean my house is spotless because I'm searching for distractions. Even my cat is sick of playing. I can go a little while without procrastinating, but its nothing at all like writing for me, where the hours just disappear. But seriously if I keep on banging my head against the laptop I'm going to get a concussion. So I was hoping to call on the collective wisdom and experiences of all of you, for some tips and strategies. Right now my strategy is the following. 1. General editing, flow, style. typos. Character development. (line by line) 2. Main Plot development, terms and background info 3. Romance subplot 4. other character development 5. other subplots 6. Sledgehammer phase I could really use your help, I know a lot of it is hampering down and just doing it, but I could definitely use some guidance. For background it's Young Adult, a little over 90,000 words and written on Microsoft Word.GASP! I'd like to avoid a scrivener sales pitch in the replies if i can. Its broken into chapters but I'm redividing a lot of them as i go. Thanks for the help.