First I want to thank you all for saving me from myself. I started my first novel without really thinking that the length would inhibit my getting published. 100k words into what I had planned to be 200k word story, I read on another thread in this forum that long first novels were very difficult to have published and now I see the reasons why. With that in mind I finished the story in 150k words. I have since cut 60k words from the body and come up with what I think is a solid rough draft. Following all of the work I have put in, and I'm sure many of you can understand how much hard work that was, I am ready to start my first of several rewrites. My question for any who have experience with such is this: What are some rewrite techniques that may help with my story streamlining? Are there any rewriting techniques that you can help me with? Is 110k words too many for a new writer to have published on a first story? Please help with any information you all may have on how to be successful when turning a rough story into something that may be appealing to publishers.