I received some very encouraging feedback for my novel. A few minor things were brought to my attention that I'm going to address as I give my manuscript a final polish. My plan is to hand it over to a professional editor by April 1st. I found a wonderful editor who has agreed to take on the challenge of getting my book ready for the publishing stage.
So for the next two weeks, I am breaking out the scissors and glue and taking my book back to the art table for a few final modifications. Then I will hand it over to my editor to work his magic.