There are a few things I didn't mention in this Gem. First of all, about beta-readers; I don't let other writers read my manuscript until I've had non-writers read it, because I like to give it to other writers when it's really fine-tuned. They tend to be the most effective for me at that point. I said this in the video, and I mean it, that everyone is different, and you might find that having other writers read your work earlier on is more beneficial.
I can't stress enough that writing is such a subjective thing, and the process varies from writer to writer. What I share in my Writing Gems is just my own process--what works for me. My hope is that you will take what I've shared and make it your own!
Here's to wishing you all of the luck in the world!