What is the hardest part of seeing your work in a book store for a first time writer? Quite naively I was under the misguided illusion that a publisher would take my coffee stained manuscript and say "Wow - this is fantastic! A few mistakes here and there but don't worry - our team will fix that for you. You just sit back and count your money while we do the rest - we're gonna make you a star!" Obviously I am exagerating but you get my drift. From what I have read here it seems my manuscript has to be ready for print so I am asking for your opinions on the mechanics of getting your book published. Is writing the book in the first place the easy part? Looking forward to your replies and no need to call me a naive idiot - I know that!