Well the first round of edits are done and it's on to the second round. I have to say this is kind of exciting - frustrating and stressful - but exciting. Most people think that once you write the book, you're done. After all, publishers are going to come running to your door. I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but that isn't the way it works - at least not for 99.99% of us. You write it, then you revise it, then you shop it around - sometimes for years - and IF a publisher finally picks it up, then you have editing, cover art, and marketing. The last takes a lot of time and money. A lot more than I ever thought. This is definitely a learning experience.
What I find funny is that I received a rejection last night from an agent on a query I sent several months ago. The book? Akashan'te. Yes, the one I sold. :) Their loss.
Thought for today: The beginning sells your book. The ending sells your next book. Check your beginnings and endings. Are they compelling? Do they draw the reader in and finish everything up in a neat bundle?