12.11.2005

Miss Snark Hangs Her Head in Shame

Ok, it was the lack of coffee, ok?
Or, that it's a Sunday, and Miss Snark revelled on Saturday and proof positive she had a good time is that she's a NITWIT on Sunday.

I accidently deleted all the good comments, and then in a fit of insanity, published the spam ones just now.

If you commented between 10pm or so, and now, it's probably not there. Please resubmit.

Miss Snark places her own lovely headshot in the nitwit of the day gallery, and turns the blog over to Killer Yapp who appears to have more common sense right now than she does.


KY here: PLUS she forgot to let the doorman give me a biscuit. She needs therapy. And a leash.

13 comments:

occasional_anonymous said...

Dreadful news, snarklings. Miss Snark is human after all!

Bernita said...

Killer, how about some ...um..."hair of the dog???"

Jan said...

That's okay. It's comforting to know the Stiletto Snark makes mistakes too.

KillerYapp said...

Miss Snark said she was feeling "less than human", and I'm NOT human, so this blog is going to the dogs ... at least today.

No more "Rejection Letters" for Miss Snark on Saturday night. She appears to need a significant redraft this morning.

SAND STORM said...

Ah the effects of "pail o' Gin" perhaps?

M. G. Tarquini said...

I'm sure this is exactly what happened when I got my last five rejections. Some poor agent hadn't yet had his/her coffee. S/he chose the spam and sent my work of genius to the shredder.

Thank you, Miss Snark, proof of human fraility gives me strength to write another day.

Miz Scarlet

Brady Westwater said...

Being less than human does not mean that one has ascended to the status of being a dog. I fear that the above Killer Yapp quote is still yet another... hoax... that has slipped past MIss Snark.

the green ray said...

Where's your headshot, Miss Snark? I'd love to see it! I did post a comment last night about the guy below who misspelled weird. So our story is not supposed to veer off in any weird directions, he thinks? How unfortunate for me if that's true! My novel definitely has weird veer-offs, which work in the book itself, but probably sound ridiculous in the synopsis. Can you imagine if an agent were deciding whether or not to represent Wagner's "Ring" based on the synopsis? Please send the first 50 pages of DAS RHEINGOLD and a synopsis of the rest. I can see it now: REJECTION for poor ol' Richard. The trouble with the synopsis, if you've ever read one as the lights were dimming at the Met, is that they just don't include the sublime music.

Brady Westwater said...

RE: DAS RHEINGOLD

Uh, the only reason Das Rheingold is still on the stages is the... music... not the libretto. I don't disagree with your point, but your example is not on point.

And for a synopsis, I would just cover the major thrust of the story and leave out the digressions.

Fellow Synopsis Hater

the green ray said...

RE: THE RING

The actual libretto of DIE WALKURE, for instance, is pretty good. But I was just kidding really, taking the most outlandish example of plot I could think of. My point was: music as a metaphor for the "sound" of our writing, something that can never be gleaned from the synopsis.

Feisty said...

There will be no greater therapy for Miss Snark than the return of the Crapometer. When it hits Fort Lee, crosses the bridge, and heads south to its home in Manhattan, I'm sure that our darling Snarkmeister will return to her snarkalicious self.

If not, we're just going to have to listen to Killer Yap go on about the danged dog bones.

Brady Westwater said...

Firstt, agreed, Die has a better libretto than Das. Second, as for the music of the language, that is why sample pages should always be sent with a synopsis - as Miss Snark has said - and as I am certain her ward, the Crapometer will agree.

the green ray said...

Glad we agree, Brady. Isn't it fun discussing Wagner on Miss Snark's blog? But then, some of the best times I've had recently are right here, with the contest and everything else. But I've had two occasions, I think, where an agent requested ONLY the synopsis with a query letter; and wanting to follow the specified directions, I succumbed to that foolishness. One of them rejected it...still waiting to hear from the other.