on Jane Friedman site:
Editing is energizing, where you take your solid creation and nudge it into brilliance. It’s taking a pile of words and shaping it into something that resembles the story you envisioned.
Sometimes, a book looks mighty ugly in its early draft form, but even rough, flawed words are so much better than a blank page. You’ve already conquered the blank page. No problem, right?
Now it’s time to push up your sleeves again.
Here are four exercises to help you notably improve your story.