It only took five years, but it's done. My first draft of my first book is complete, and it's a mess. There are subplots I dropped in the midst of writing, huge swaths of dialogue, not to mention a couple of inconsistent characters. So, assuming I don't want it to take another five years to polish, what now? How do I go about this editing process? Once edited how do I find trustworthy beta readers? This may sound paranoid and pretentious but how do I know someone won't steal my idea? I might be a little overwhelmed right now, excited, but overwhelmed nonetheless.