I'm letting people read it for me now. Friends and writers and Tim -- oh my!
As an editor I'm aware of how much work goes into writing a novel and I don't think knowing that means I'll get off with any less work. In fact, it probably means I'm more of a perfectionist. Or something. I know perfection is impossible, but as Tim, my writer/editor husband says, "You just keep working on it until there's nothing left to do that's worth the effort." and also "We'll know when it's ready."
What is it about? You'll find out, I hope.