Finished your manuscript? Don't send that baby out to agents just yet. You’re going to have to use that delete button. It’s going to take a lot more typing. But above all else, you’re going to have to have an open mind to big changes. You’re going to have to be okay with the story going somewhere else. You’re going to have to be okay with writing new scenes or deleting some characters. Editing and revising are just a part of the process.