Surely you know Miss Snark is here only for her own cruel amusement.
Please stop benefiting from her snarls, and worse, writing to thank her.
She's under investigation from the Snarque Association as it is; some foul "old softie marshmallow" comment was flung around recently and they got wind of it.
This kind of thing is just wellll...NICE! We can't have nice - not HERE!
A few of the more egregious examples:
My book is coming out next fall. Your crapometer comments on it last year were wildly encouraging. Would you mind if I gave you a shout out in my acknowledgements?
Thank you. Certainly, for your kind words on my crapometer entry, but most of all for running the exercise at all. Your generosity with your time and expertise are deeply appreciated. Your blog shaped a clueless amateur into a half-decent writer and eventual pro.
You don't get paid for the help you give us. Only seems fair you should know it's appreciated.
Thank you for your blog. Through your posts, you helped me find representation that suits me and my novel perfectly, in a relatively small number of queries, with a minimal amount of nitwittery on my part. (It could have gone much, much worse!)
And due to a particular springtime post in which you featured answers from agents not yourself, I found the agency that became mine.
On Tuesday you referred me to Agent Eager. On Wednesday I sent her a query. Today I signed an author agreement
PS: Top Secret, For your eyes only.
Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.