8.31.2006

Check the FAQ, get your questions in ...TOO LATE

Amazingly tomorrow IS a work day and Miss Snark will not be poised to answer last minute questions. Read the FAQ (updated 12 times as of now) and ask any questions NOW.

Questions are going to close when the crapometer opens so that everyone has the same info at the same time.

There will NOT be an opening gun "GO" post.
I will base your eligibility on the date/time stamp of the incoming emails.
I will tell you if you are disqualified.

TOO LATE! Questions are closed. You got a problem with that?

30 comments:

Lynne said...

OH! I've got a question.

Is that Killer Yap?

Anonymous said...

Can you submit more than one query?

writerdog said...

In all the excitement, we forgot the most important point; THANK YOU Miss Snark.

delilah said...

As the snarklings stand poised over the Send Button, little beaks a-quivering, I can't but help think of a line from one of my favorite movies, "Team America: World Police."

Spotswood to Gary: Gary, this is the eye of the needle and we must pass through it together.

Annnnnnnnnnd GO!

McKoala said...

I so love that picture. While also being slightly scared.

Anonymous said...

Damn. I love the pup.

What is his real name?

Francois perhaps?

Anon

M. G. Tarquini said...

You are mightily hearted, Miss Snark.

Everybody have fun!

Anonymous said...

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

wonderer said...

This is a dumb question, but I'm paranoid, so...are you on EST (-5 from GMT) or EDT (Daylight Savings, -4 from GMT)?

Anonymous said...

Pup has no ears.

Pete Tzinski said...

My cat laughs at that dog!

...Quietly.

...From a distance.

...Over a disposable cell phone.

(am very much looking forward to reading the entries you post. It's ever educational.)

Bridget Medora said...

I'm with writerdog: THANK YOU MISS SNARK!

I won't be sending you anything this time around, but I learn so much from seeing others' work snarked. You're loved and treasured by us all. :)

Feisty said...

Will there be a potty break?

Miss Snark said...

you're just toying with me by telling me you aren't sending anything, I know it. You're making me think I won't crash the entire gmail system tomorrow at 1pm Eastern DAYLIGHT time (five hours behind London).

You're making me think I might have fewer than 10000000000000000000000 entries. I'm on to your evil plans.You can't fool me, no sirreee bob!

Corn Dog said...

I have been wondering about the gmail servers and the random number selector. How is it all going to work? Will it work? Has Miss Snark thoroughly cleaned the Crapometer or is there going to be another flame out? Will I be able to interpret Eastern Standard Time by tomorrow? The suspense and excitement builds with each passing hour.

Allison Wharley said...

A handy link for those outside the EDT zone:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=179

Feisty said...

I'm going to watch the flogging and skip the subbing. It's much easier when you're a spectator.

Doug Hoffman said...

Why is that dog staring at me?

Thanks, Miss Snark. Hope you enjoy mine ;)

December Quinn said...

This is a dumb question, but I'm paranoid, so...are you on EST (-5 from GMT) or EDT (Daylight Savings, -4 from GMT)?



We're on Daylight Savings Time in England, too. We're still 5 hours ahead. It's 4 hours for like one week in October.

Talia Mana said...

sheesh! i'm on the other side of the world and i can work this out!

but, for everyone that is incapable of telling the time, googling or otherwise determining when 1pm Eastern starts... http://www.timezoneconverter.com/

Breca Halley said...

Er....I have a question, not directly related to the Crapometer. You said no email, so I'll stick it here in hopes that maybe the Snarklings will have some insight. :)

In my preparations for submitting to the Crapometer, I have again been looking through various articles about how to write good query letters. In the process, I've come across articles that say to thank agents for their time at the end of the query, since agents have so little time and would like to know that the writer appreciates it. I've also come across articles that say exactly the opposite--agents make their living by representing books and therefore they should be thanking the authors for the opportunity. So which is it? I imagine it varies by the individual, but how is one to know which agents appreciate the thanks and which agents do not? Or is this something trivial enough that I don't really worry about it?


Thanks. :P

Dragonet2 said...

I'm with Feisty (in opinion rather than in person).

The dog is real cutie, Bichon? the shoebutton eyes and nose and sweet face are really cute. On our way home from Worldcon we rollled into Las Vegas on the eve of a Magician convention, as we were leaving the Motel 6, someone was checking in and had a little white dog with the same kind of cute face, but it was a same-size-as-a-Bichon terrier mix and the coat was a lot less fluffy.

salty said...

alright, I'm in. That pic of the snowball with eyes is too irrisistable (sp? dunno, no dictionary in this room)

Anonymous said...

Is what we see on your blog how you want it submitted?

No paragraph indentation? One space between paragraphs? Pretty much the way these questions look?

Thanks for doing this. Hope you're not too sorry...

Anonymous said...

>>I'm ok with being snarked but are you going to leave my name on it?
No. If you send it with your name, or actual title, those are redacted for the sake of world peace.<<

Should we then stick on a fake title? Or leave empty brackets [] in the appropriate spots? Since titles are normally included in a query, I hadn't thought about this.

And thanks for doing this!

jude calvert-toulmin said...

Thanks for clarifying this, December :)

Thanks Miss Snark, you've got balls, taking on this particular crapometer. Brilliant. Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

I think we need an "Any Questions" T-shirt with the inimitable KYapp picture snarling at us. There's a restaurant in Chicago that has a snarling poodle t-shirt, and it's pretty cool.

Miss Snark said...

I was thinking coffee mug myself.

Ray Goldensundrop said...

Holy crapOMeter, is that KY's evil twin, Chucky Yap?

I want a bumper sticker.

golfpoor said...

That is one mean looking poodle-do. My black standy couldn't look that intimadating if he bared his long, sharp teeth and snarled.