12.20.2006

Crapometer Status -Wed

Miss Snark is foaming at the mouth but she's trudging along.

That's all for tonight.

And a couple people have called this a "contest" but it's not. There's no prize. No offers, no reads, no NOTHING.
The only thing you "get" is one more chance to be snarked if I ask you for pages.

I think they'd call that a Pyrrhic Prize. At least it's not the Sobol.

Now, off to pour Killer Yapp some egg nog and go look at the tree at Rock Center.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the tree!

http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=f5458292589d0b548a79d89G06122018

xiqay said...

I'm totally impressed with the output today.

Don't let KY drink all the nog. You'll want some too, I hope.

Xmas tree at Rock Center--um, think I'll go kick some sand on the beach and listen to the palms rustle. (not quite the same. feeling nostalgia).

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Snark,

You're the Man! I'm learning so much!

...dave

Anonymous said...

Long live Miss Snark!
Long live Killer Yapp!

#232

Anonymous said...

This has been an incredible journey. I honestly don't know how you do it. Mostly I have just been reading your comments. A WTF gets a full read from me. I of course read the winners also. If this had been run on a lottery like your last COM then you'd just about be done. This is way too much Slush for anyone in my opinion. Maybe next time you could limit the first round to a first sentence. Seems to me that would be much less painful. At least this isn't poetry. Have fun at Times Square! Too bad I can't loan you my camera, Miss Snark.

Anonymous said...

Yep. I confused Times Square with Rockerfeller Center. I'm just not a Yorkie. Upstate fly brat.

Anonymous said...

"A gene that keeps you from having a shadow?"

Why not? I've got a gene that keeps me from having hair.

McKoala said...

What a busy little elf you were today. Wash away the foam with a little gin and you'll be right as rain.

Ebenstone said...

I am a marvel at you progress and bow down before you! These lessons are priceless.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I saw the tree on Saturday...it was splenid...LOL...saw the protest too...actually I almost wound up in it...NY's finest were out in force...LOL...never felt so safe in the City!

Anonymous said...

and people get upset when agents say they rarely read past the first paragraph.

Anonymous said...

But you're wrong about the prize Miss Snark. There is one, and I've already won it. My prize is that I can fix my hook before you even get to it. I had a sense of how it should go, but now I know exactly how. I'm doing a happy dance in my skivies and I have the prize stored for that day a few months from now ehn I'll start sending out query letters. I knew I'd win. #430.

Anonymous said...

No prize? I don't know about that. For writers, getting some of their work read by a large audience (and maybe even garnering some praise) is the best prize of all.

Thanks, Miss Snark.

Michele said...

Praise isn't the prize I'm seeking.... it's wonderful snark-filled advice. Even advice she gives to others helps.

Comments from the snarklings can also be helpful, but are a mixed bag.

Anonymous said...

I feel that I've already won. Knowledge and an outside perspective are worth their weight in gold.

Ryan Field said...

"Killer Yapp Goes to War Every day"

Where can you get laughs like this for free?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Michele. I would just like to expound a bit on her last sentence. I love it when snarklings leave comments such as "this sounds interesting, but you lost me over here". I have a few choice words for those that leave condescending comments, but I'll keep those to myself. There have been a handful of hooks I saw no hope for and couldn't even dredge up a comment. If that's the case, then why comment at all? You know who you are folks, if you're leaving comments that are ridiculing, then I come away thinking far worse of the person that left the comment than I do of the author.

Excuse me as I step off my soap box.

cm allison said...

I think some of your faithful (newbies) are calling it a contest due to the post I connected to earlier. (Way down in the under hundred range). THAT web site called it a "contest" were you would get your query read by a true agent, and if you won you would be able to submit pages and maybe GET PUBLISHED!! which is why I firmly believe you ended up with so many COM entries.

I'm still amazed (and exceedingly grateful) you are critiquing all 700!

I'll go peel some onions now.

MWT said...

Last night not only did I chop up an onion, I also chopped up some jalapenos. And discovered the hard way that there's a slight tear in the skin on my right thumb.... Does this permit me to heap endless praises on Miss Snark now? :)