Just thought I'd let you and the beloved minions know that your tips, encouragement and mockery has helped. I revised the manuscript based on everybody's comments and then sent out the partial. So far I've gotten to requests for the entire thing. First time that's happened. Much appreciated. Of course, with my track record I'll probably be back soon as "the boring manuscript" guy.
--the "Boring-Beginning" Guy
Now if we could only remember which novel you're talking about.