This step is a pain. Yes, a pain. Now that you've put all that work into "bleeding onto the page," you're going to have to stitch it up.
Now, I haven't said the actual word yet, because I want to prepare you. Are you ready? No? Okay, I'll give you a hint. It starts with an "e." No, it's not elephant or espionage or estrogen. (Those are actually the first three "e" words that came to my mind. Sorry.) Once you've typed "the end," you are going to have to go all the way back to the beginning and--don't hate me--EDIT.
There, I said it. Edit. That is the next step. And if it's your first novel, it may need sixty-five edits before it's really ready. (Trust me, I know this by experience.) As the saying goes, (or is it a Steven King quote? Google is proving very unhelpful on this) "The first million words are practice." And yes, journals, poems from the third grade, and notes you passed in junior high all count. Your next book will be better and require less editing. And the next book will be even better and require even less editing. But editing IS necessary.
Edit it yourself first. Not to do so would be an act of cruelty against your beta readers. Next pass it on to a trusted beta reader, not your mother (unless she's an actual editor) or your sister (she'll think it's flawless) or your high school English teacher (he'll hang himself now that he knows he's a failure). Try someone from your writing group (Love you, Jo!!) or someone with experience in writing, or an actual editor. But edit thoroughly. And you may end up having to toss that first novel aside for a while and try again. Writing, like anything, improves with practice.
I think Ernest Hemingway would have loved computers; I haven't had to use a single drop of white-out to compose this post. :)
Is editing something you enjoy or something you despise?