Last weekend I started participating in Scribophile.com, an online critique group for aspiring writers. To date, I've received two critiques on the first draft of Chapter 1 of my novel in progress.
I didnt' agree with everything in the feedback, but I appreciate those who took the time to read my effort and comment about it.
Sometimes I am too personally connected to my work to look at it objectively. I am hoping that Scribophile.com will help in that regard, and give my writing (and revisions) the swift kick in the backside that it needs.