Quote Originally Posted by Karasue View Post
But even when I have beta readers, when do you all know that your MS is ready? Is it a gut feeling, or that wonderful moment where a Beta Reader says, "I think it is great!"
It's a gut feeling + experience, and I'm often still wrong.

Something else you could try here on AW: once you've got those 50 substantive posts, you could put the first chapter or so up on Share Your Work (password: vista, and be sure to read the stickies). You'll reach a wider audience than you will with a beta reader. It'll be for a smaller portion of the book, of course, but you'll get a read on whether or not the grammar issues you're worried about are a big deal or a small one.