I finally finished my opening chapters and attempted to ramp up the tension and conflict in each scene. So now I'm ready for another round of revision. I printed out all of the revision checklists that I put together after reading all of the books. Now I just need to go through each checklist.
Hopefully this won't be a terribly lengthy process. A lot of the checklists have duplicates from other lists. But I htink this is going to be the next step toward presenting a worthy MS.