Did you mean "hoping to publish it"? In that case, you should ask people to read it. This is an art form in itself--learning from their comments. It doesn't help if they don't feel free to react. Here's one device I used. I would say casually, "Just tell me your three favorite things about it, and your three least favorite things." Then shut up, and try to learn from the "least favorite" comments.
Then suppose you have a publisher...Here is a little known secret. The 6 months before publication are often more fun than the 6 months after. There's expectation and hope and fantasy. You can brag to everyone you talk to, plot marketing, and plan a party. In reality, only a few books are big sellers. So it's important to enjoy all the steps.