Well, folks, not only am I actively sending out query letters and samples of my manuscript but I also just entered Pitch Wars. This is a contest that matches up unpublished authors with published/agented authors to create a mentor/mentee relationship.
On September 3 the names of the authors chosen will be announced and from then until October 31 the mentor and mentee will work together to hone the manuscript into something worthy of publication. Even though my manuscript has already been read by several readers another pair of eyes is never too many. We'd all like to think our project is already worthy but everything can still be tweaked more. You never "finish" a manuscript - you just stop working on it.