I'm writing a lot more lately (thank you Habitica) and I've submitted what I call a "Release Candidate" copy to my alpha readers. What that means is this is the best I think I can make it right now. If they approve it, it's ready to ship.
Now, the odds of them approving it as-is are low. I handed it off to some real Cimmerian Grammarians. That's what I want. Yes, this story is one I'm not all that invested in, that I'm doing first just so I can get the whole pipeline from my fingertips to a reader's hands/screen worked out. That doesn't mean I'm going to let it out there in bad shape. I want them to hit me with all kinds of notes and make sure it's the best it can be.