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Determining when your manuscript is done is almost as much of an art as writing it. We writers often are in danger of releasing our book to our list of desirable agents too early. Our friends and family read a draft of it and exclaim, "It’s wonderful!" They press us, "Come on, it’s done. Send it out to agents."
You can take their eagerness as a sign of support and interest, but don’t let them rush you. (Their standards might be lower than yours.)