I put it off and put it off but I finally pulled my finger out this afternoon, turned off the laptop and went out to the balcony with my novel print-out, a pen and the radio. Several hours later I returned to the warmth of the living room with 44 edited pages!
I'm not going to transfer the edits to the Word doc tonight (I think I've done enough for one day) so I'll save that for next week. Then I've just got to edit the final 50 pages and the first edit will be done.
My plan for the second edit is to read aloud each chapter and see how it sounds. Anything that sounds clunky or I stumble over will get re-written. But I'm not going to progress straight from the first edit to the second. I'm going to take a bit a time off from the novel and write a few short stories and plough on with my children's book. I'm definitely a writer rather than an editor!