I came back from my conference in Pittsburgh this weekend, to find that Miss Snark had retired her blog. I tried to e-mail this to her, but she's closed the gmail account, and it bounced. So I figured I'd post it on my blog, since she does read that from time to time. Whether she actually sees it or not, one never knows, but she does know how to contact me.
Hello Miss Snark,
I'm sad to see you stop your blog, but I completely understand the reasons behind it. There's only so much you can say about agenting and publishing, before you start repeating yourself like a broken record. I think you've done a great service to all the newbies out there, and you've certainly helped increase the quality of the query letters I get.
I have my suspicions of who you are, you know, although I've never really said anything about it. If you'd like to meet up at BEA, I'll buy you a gin. =) You've been so nice about helping me out, when I've made the stupid mistakes that beginners in any career make, and I'd like to thank you in person.
And now, as I am utterly exhausted by going to three conferences in three weekends straight, I'm going to take a much-needed nap. More posts later! =)