Check this out: Editing article in HuffPost Books. by Wendi Nunnery Author of "The best kept secret"
Fear not the process!
"The very word “editing” conjures all manner of magic and terror. There is hope in it, but fear, as well. Hope that your editor won’t make your story bleed too much and fear that she will. Hope that your story will get stronger and fear that everyone will still hate it"