I've noticed that many of my recent conversations with other writers have centered on editing questions. When to edit? How to organize the process? And what needs to be reworded or deleted?
If you are struggling with your editing demons take a look at this article: Weight Loss for writers or How I Trim the Ugly Fat from My Manuscripts by Jackie Houchin.
Jackie discusses how she gets an article for a periodical in shape, but the basics of checking word count and word choice are valuable for any type of writing.