The novels are extensions of the writer, as all novels are on some level. Yours are particularly good, because you are particularly good.
I am sorry to have pushed; it is my way, I'm afraid. But I am not sorry for the sentiments; I stand behind them. I am, however, sorry for any vulnerabilities exposed. I am also saddened by the possibility of not hearing from you in the future.
Remember, I am but an elderly spinster copy editor, anonymous down to the thick taupe of my stockinged toes; insignificant in all things.