I'm in the midst of editing hell. What is that you ask? It's where you've read your book so many times you're tired of it.
Each day as I'm writing my book, I go back a page or two and edit plus remind myself where I left off. Then after I finish the whole thing, I read the book and try to catch the little boo-boos plus tighten some of the writing. And then I give it over to my beta readers.
When they give it back to me, I make the corrections I feel are needed and add or take away any scenes that are necessary. Then I read the book outloud. It's amazing the things you catch that way. You can get a feel of the book too.
Then my book goes to my critique partners. They catch all the stuff I or the betas missed or where I made a lot of changes after the betas had read it. It's only the last two books I've written that I had beta readers and it does help in making it a little easier for my critique partners. For I am horrible about leaving out words or using the wrong one (like form instead of from or worst instead of worse). Those who had to read my emails understand perfectly as I rarely edit those. LOL!
Then after my critique partners do their thing, I'll often read it again. I can tell you, I'm well and sick of the book about halfway through this process.
What's your process to edit? Are you like Linda Howard and once you're finished writing there is no more editing?