Greetings, I'm new to this whole forum thing so forgive me in advance for any faux pas. My question is this, when do you know if your book is ready for publishing? I'm a novice writer and have never been published. I have a completed manuscript, which I'm currently re-editing. I've researched the necessary steps to get it published, but when I sit down to write my query letter, I come up empty. I don't know how to even draft the first sentence. I'm afraid that all the reading I've done about writing the perfect query letter/proposal may have had some adverse affects. And here I thought writing the book was going to be the difficult part. Thoughts, advice, suggestions?