A friend of mine recommended the book listed in the subject line: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060545690/?tag=postedlinks04-20 ...as a good way to both edit yourself after the fact and avoid serious newbie pitfalls. Has anyone seen this book? If so, what do you think? If you haven't seen this book, do you have something else you'd recommend? I was thinkin' about running over to Amazon tonight or tomorrow and snagging a copy. Thanks, Cady P.S. If nobody has ever HEARD of this book - lol - I'll get it and tell you what I think. It's fairly cheap.