Before I set it aside for a few weeks, I will spend some time while it is fresh and raw and I'm still engaged to ask the manuscript the following questions:
1. What does the protagonist want most?
2. What's at stake for the protagonist?
3. What obstacles hinder (or define) the protagonist along the way?
4. What hidden key or gift turned things around?
5. At end of book, what do you want reader to feel?
The answers to these questions will serve as a guide and focus when I start revisions.