There comes a time where every writer has to say, “This novel is good enough!” and publish it, send it to an agent, or in some other way, get the book out in the wilds. This point came for me in late July, 2013. I have learned a lot from this process. This is a list of all of the things I've learned, both good and bad.
There are more things, but these are just the things that jumped out to me off the top of my head. I'm glad I did this. My next book will be better.