Writing a novel succinctly is a wonderful goal. I'm learning a great deal about different format and style preferences of different editors. Someday I hope to be able to please one in one or two revisions. I'm a long way from that at the moment.
I feel good about getting to this point, though. I've probably got enough questions stored up to drive my editor stark raving looney tunes. It's not like he didn't ask for them, though. Get this old boy wound up and he's going to make noise! I think I can get him to buy all my books just to get me to leave him alone. We shall see.
Hang onto your cedar hats!