Your Royal Sharkness,
I never got up the guts to send one of my queries into your shark-infested waters, but I did read the archives and follow your blog religiously. I learned that I was being an idiot about a lot of things and over thinking things that really didn’t need to be over thought. You were a fabulous teacher in a field that is daunting and confusing a lot of the time. Thank you.
Because of you, I landed a fabulous agent and a two-book deal last month. It took me three novels and four years of writing, rewriting, editing and praying, but it happened. I owe a lot of that to you. Thank you for keeping this little corner of the Internet going. You are fabulous.