Hello everyone, my name is Jeanne and I'm new to forums and writing and intimidated by both. :redface: All my life I've said that one day I would write a book and this past year I've done that very thing. I have a completed manuscript, (first draft) and I'm not sure what the next step to take for me to get published. I've been trying to draft a query letter but I'm struggling with it. I haven't even attempted to write up a proposal, again, feeling very intimidated by the publishing process. Here I thought writing the book was going to be the hard part. I'm hoping that I will find some help on this forum along with some confidence to approach agents in hopes that my book will be published. Thanks for taking the time to read my intro. J.