Dear beleaguered Miss Snark:
Last year at this time you ran the crap-o-meter for First Pages and I submitted. Your comments were wonderful, and so were the comments of the snarklings. It was a great boost. And the book I wrote from that first page sold recently in a wonderful two-book deal. The service you provide is priceless and I, for one, thank you very much for it. Just wanted to let you know it's not all for naught.
Miss Snark is quite pleased to hear she might not need to buy as many indulgences this year as last.