I have been revising my manuscript since November, or October...I can't remember which because revisions have killed several thousand brain cells. In any case, it's been over two months. Maybe closer to three. And here's the bad news: I know I'm not even close to being done! I have only allowed two people to read it. One read a few chapters and gave some awesome advice. The other read the whole effin' thing and gave a lot more of awesome advice. But I have plans to get it out to at least two more critique partners and a few Betas today. Here we go again!
So here's my question(s): How many crit partners should read your manuscript? How many betas? And how do you ever know when the sucker's done?
P.S. I know everyone is different--pro's don't need nearly as much revision time and/or critique partners while pre-published writers like me need a lot more. Everyone's journey is a little different. So, let's just talk about what works for you. Okay? Okay.