To query or not to query, that is the question; or maybe just when.  Once you have written, rewritten, edited, put it aside, had all your critics mull it over, began again, you’ve wallpapered the room – twice – and have endured that colonoscopy you’ve been putting off; is it finally time?  And do you dare?

Unless you enjoy the luxury and status of a respected published author, you can rest assured agents and publishers will not beat a path to your door begging for a few moments alone with your manuscript.  If I’m mistaken, someone please correct me.

On the long and winding road to publication, there is a need for bravery.  Have enough faith in the quality of your work to query.  There will be plenty of time to throw-up afterward.