I have also heard back from my beta readers, which makes me SO happy! This week I will be working on going through their feedback and deciding which advice I will choose to use. The beta feedback has proven to be invaluable for the re-write of the first chapter, so I know it will really help the rest of my revisions.
I have really enjoyed hearing about what parts were surprising and which ones were really liked. It's harder to hear which areas need a lot of work, but I'm glad I know where to put my attention as I approach this next round of editing.
The best comment so far though, was, "Wow, this is Kimmel's mind." I guess my novel is a lot different than expected, but in a good way. It's definitely darker than what was anticipated, but I like it like that and I hope all of you will too.