I finished writing about 2 weeks ago.
The heavy lifting is done, and now my book is in the hands of a small army of beta readers. Ok, maybe around 7 or 8 people. 10 tops. I honestly don't remember how many I sent it out to exactly. A handful of author friends, an old friend/English major/freelance editor, a couple personal friends, and a family member. As I can't afford professional editing services, their opinions and reviews will help me polish (or spit-shine, your preference) this thing into something hopefully awesome.
I'm patiently waiting to hear back now. So far, I've had two brief and very similar responses:
"I loved it. I'll send you a detailed review later today."
"I'm almost done! I have notes but I'm loving it so far!"
So that's cool. :)