For those who may be interested:

As of today, my base rate for doing a line-edit and letter of critique on a standard-weight novel is $1500.  The $100 deal for critiquing a short story or the first 5K words/first chapter of a novel still stands, however, and a client who takes that deal and later comes back for a critique of the entire manuscript still gets $100 off of the whole-novel fee.

Meanwhile, the local rains have (temporarily) stopped, and the thermometer is dropping.  Our local purveyors of fresh and organic vegetables anticipate sub-freezing temperatures on the higher elevations, which means no more fresh zucchini for zucchini bread.