12.31.2005

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all!

You enrich and enlighten me with your comments and contributions. You amaze and delight me with your wit and knowledge. It's my great pleasure to be in your company.

I hope 2006 is a fabulous year for you!

50 comments:

wannabe said...

You too, Miss Snark! You rock!

Will we see you in Times Square tonight??

M. G. Tarquini said...

Equalmente! as we sometimes say in my neck of the cactus.

Nell Dixon said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark and thank you for your help and advice in 2005.

M. C. Pearson said...

Right back at ya Miss Snark! Happy New Year!!!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark! I'll be lookin' for you and Killer Yapp in Times Square tonight!

Bernita said...

Love you, Miss Snark.
All good fortune to you this New Year.

Anonymous said...

We're raising our glasses, already.

To you, Miss Snark!

Mary xxx John xxx

Anonymous said...

MS,

May all the flakes that fall on you this New Year's Eve be of snow only!

RRB

Anonymous said...

In 2006, may every synopsis sent to you be clear and compelling, may every query send shivers of excitement up your spine, and may every editor (and George Clooney) fall at your feet in adoration of your snarkiness, six-figure offers held aloft in their hands (or, in the case of George, a platinum pail of gin and matching ring with a rock the size of a pigeon.)

In short--may 2006 be the Snarkiest yet!

Livia Llewellyn said...

"You enrich and enlighten me with your comments and contributions. You amaze and delight me with your wit and knowledge. It's my great pleasure to be in your company."

Stop looking in the mirror. :)

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Let's all offer a toast to Miss Snark at midnight.

Let's change our tradtion to "Auld Lang Snark"!

Let's create a National Day of Snark to remember her to posterity.

Long live the Snark...

kcresswell said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. Wishing you the very best for 2006!

jerewrites said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. I'm amazed at your patience and energy in operating the Crapometer with such care and humor. I've learned a lot from your comments and from the comments of other Snarklings. You clearly love your work and care about good writing. And in spite of your merciless manhandling of us authors, I can tell you're a nice person. Thanks for all you do.

waylander said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark
You've been a revelation

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Hauoli Makahiki Hou! Thanks for everything, Miss Snark. :) You're too cool.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. I look forward to more of your advice in 2006.

Alli said...

Miss Snark,

May your gin glass be overflowing with gin berries in 2006.

Thank you for all your support and humor - what would we do without you?

Anonymous said...

Same to you, Miss Snark!

One of my goals for the new year is to get agency representation and get my book published. Finding your blog, I have no doubt, has increased my chances. It's a delight to hear something from an agent that is not a "Dear Author," form letter (I've collected a few already!). I suspect because you cannot individually reply to people in your rejection pile at the office(fearful of death by resubmission or just irrational retorts) that doing the crapometer is a way to help you help us-- a step removed (sorta like Don Maass and the "Breakout Novel" workshops-- they are terrific tools and he may get the type of "breakout" novels he wants to represent). It's a win-win.

I hope 2006 brings a new platinum gin pail, a diamond-studded collar for That Dog of yours *s* (My Fat Cat would make short work of K.Y., I fear) and a fateful meeting with the Clooney of your dreams. I could probably thank you enough but then the monitor would draw ants and you'd never look at anything I posted again!

Happy New Year. And THANK YOU! <

A Fan

Brenda Bradshaw said...

May the new year find you buried in new books that you truly fall in love with.

AzGhostWriter said...

Have a great and wonderful New Years! Good people deserve good things to happen. So with that, I truly believe you'll have many years of good luck and happiness.

Jon

Anonymous said...

hello miss snark i will be whatching for you in times square tonight

Maxwell said...

May the new year bring you a Clooney and a Grisham! Happy New Year Miss Snark!

quanty p biederman said...

Cheers, Miss Snark! Wishing you and all the Snarklings a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Anonymous said...

Compared to yours, our wits "pail" in comparrison.

(Prememptive apologies to all - and a Happy 2006)

XXX OOO

kitty said...

George Clooney was caught doodling :~)

ValMarie said...

Happy New Year to you as well, Miss Snark! Thanks for all the help you've provided us.

Dave Kuzminski said...

Message for Bonnie Calhoun: the answer to your question on the At Last! blog is count down the names in the comments. Add that to what the puzzle stated.

J.R. Turner said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! Thank you so much for your Snarkabulous aid to all us hopefuls and aspirings out here in the big bad world of writing ;)

Hope the New Year brings you so many wonderful things and not a trace of a hangover ;)

Warmly,
Jenny:)

Cheryll said...

Happy New Year's resolutions to you, too...and thank you!

tremblor said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark!

Cornelia Read said...

Thank you for the excellence herein, and may everyone's '06 be all snark and no fright...

Dave Kuzminski said...

With the new year comes a new readers poll, er, the ninth one that is. You can vote or nominate anything published in 2005 in the P&E Readers Poll at http://www.critters.org/predpoll/ , so mosey on over if you want to participate.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia writes:

Happy New Year, Miss Snark! Thanks for (a) your enlightening comments on these synopses, and on a more personal level, (b) for helping me to shake free of my agent phobia!

Here's to you selling a multi-week NYT #1 best-seller, George falling at your feet, and Killer Yapp getting the Prada bag of his choice to sport around town in!

Bridget Medora said...

The very same to you Miss Snark. Much love to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. Your blog is great! Thank you for your advice.

Emelle

Harry Connolly said...

Best wishes for you for the coming year, Miss Snark. Thanks for everything you do on this blog.

SAND STORM said...

You had me from Hello:)

A healthy and rewarding 2006 to you and the mighty Yapp.

Douglas Hoffman said...

Happy New Year, Miss S. Keep up the good snark.

Sonarbabe said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark! May all the nitwits get a clue and may George Clooney finally realize that he is nothing without you!

Thanks for all of the good advice and know that it is truly appreciated!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Dave: I luv ya' dude, but I'm going to hunt you down, flip all the little letters off of your keyboard and then impale your fingers on the little tabs(insert maniacal laughter here)

Suzanne Rorhus said...

It's the Year of the Snark! Happy 2006 to you, Miss Snark, and to all my fellow snarklings.

Sigh. Only a couple of hours into the new year and already I've broken my resolution to go to bed earlier. Good night, all.

Jude Hardin said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. Thank you for the wonderful work you do here.

Bonnie Shimko said...

Happy New Year, Miss Snark. And my three-year-old cocker spaniel, Matilda, asked me to say Hey and Happy 2006 to Killer Yap. She hopes he likes girls with black curls and slender waists. She's a bit nervous about the Killer part and hopes he doesn't have any tattoos. But she has no problem with kissing on the first date. Oh, and she wants him to know up front that there's no chance of her giving him baby Yaps. The vet took care of that.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Dave.
Went and voted for Miss Snark in the Other category.

Dave Kuzminski said...

Yes, I noticed that Miss Snark is currently tied for first place in her category.

Bonnie! Gasp! You didn't solve the puzzle? I even stated in a much earlier post on one critique that "I am Spartacus." How much more do you need?

Ric said...

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Miss Snark has been working overtime for us this week.

Many thanks.

Makoiyi said...

Happy New Year, Miss S.

What I've most got out of this exercise of synopsnizing--why an agent turns something down. It's been illuminating just for that alone, never mind how badly written something might or might not be.

As everyone else has said: thank you so much for spending your valuable time on a bunch of wannabees.

Amd Makoiyi the IW says happy new year to KIller Yap.

Mama Rose said...

Happy New Year and thanks!

Linda

Stephen said...

Happy New Year to you, Miss Snark, and may your gin pail never run dry (except in the sense of London Dry Gin, of course).

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Dave: ROFLMAO...that's why I'm not a video-gamer!