12.16.2006

Pause!

We're at 100. We've got something like 589 to go.

Despite my protestations KY insists on eating dinner and chasing squirrels.

Also it's going to be 60 in NYC tomorrow. We may have to perambulate about the park an extra time or too.

In other words...keep your panties on. We'll get to you. Particularly the lesbian demon love bunnies.

(I hope Grandmother Snark is knee deep in handbags at Bloomingdales and not reading this blog right now.)

24 comments:

CM said...

All hail Miss Snark. Morituri te salutant.

Anonymous said...

Tell the truth, Miss Snark? Are you still enjoying this? Or has the Com become an uncontrollable monster?

My deepest respect. Enjoy your meal.

Writerious said...

No rush, Your Snarkness. For those of us who are used to waiting months for a response to our queries, the Crapometer is already tripping along at a fantastic rate.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Miss Snark. Take all the time you need - this is a great thing you're doing for all of us wanna-be-published writers. Even if my hook sucks, its good to know!

Rainbow's Margarite said...

Get her out of the condo KY, make her breath fresh crisp air. Let her help you show off your new attire. I'll do the same, have to drag my human out the door AWAY from the computer! Enough already! There are birds and cats to chase!
Maggie Bichon

BuffySquirrel said...

Hey! Call off that poodle!

I didn't even send anything this time.

Ow!

Poodles, electrodes...why do I come here again?

Anonymous said...

I need a break too because this is so much fun that my kidneys hurt.

Kathy said...

Miss Snark, take all the time you need. Come back only when you are fully recharged.

Think of it as an extra added benefit to your Snarklings -- getting us in shape for the long silent waits once we reach the promised land, and get agents or even publishers.

Signed, Number 101

Elektra said...

If only there was an alcoholic version of PayPal--GinPal, for instance--so that we could show Miss Snark our appreciation instead of telling her.

michaelgav said...

You know, lesbian demon love bunnies have always been all right with me. They are generally my favorite group of demons, and far from my least favorite group of lesbians.

But what I couldn't get over were how many librarians popped up in the hooks presented so far:

-- Sal the Librarian, from the planet that had banned perfume;

-- An unnamed but reluctant librarian who helped Clive clean up the decapitated Loch Ness Monster;

-- Mrs. Goodwin, the librarian helping Shirley Temple bone up on Leonardo before her father can abscond with valuable Renassaince artwork;

-- Elsie Leabeck, the librarian who relocates to Florida and gets embroiled in a murder investigation that may endanger her Mama next.

And that was just in the first 35 entries.

I suspect writers are more inclined to actually interact with librarians than the public at large, and they're also more inclined to be librarians.

Now, if you want to work up a plot about lesbian demon love-bunny librarians, you can have my $24.95, no questions asked.

Sherryl said...

Take your time, Miss Snark. I'm in the 500s, and I'd rather wait a while than have you rush along, get to 450 or so and spit the dummy!
It's a big job. Patience (on our end) is a virtue.

eleora said...

This is the best Snarkmas Gift ever! Miss Snark, your fortitude amazes me. Enjoy your well-deserved break. And don't worry about us, we can handle waiting.

Number 148

Lesbian Demon Professor Girl said...

How about a lesbian demon professor love bunny?

Take your time, Miss Snark. *laughs* I can't believe you're putting up with us this long as it is...

KingM said...

Add another thanks to Miss Snark for doing this. I don't have an entry, but I'm finding it very helpful all the same.

Brutus said...

My next book: "The Lesbian Demon Love-bunny Librarians From Hell go to Disneyland."

Stay away from my stuff man....

Anonymous said...

"...around the park a time or too." should be "two", but after 100 of these -- who could blame you?

Wish I had read the previous crapometers before I composed my hook. I might have done a better job.

Now I'm on pins an needles wondering what snarkism is going to be piercing the heart of my first creation. (Cringe!)

Lauren said...

Are you REALLY going to do almost 700 of these?

I have to know.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Miss Snark will be stark raving looney before she gets to my pitiful attempt. I'm already cringing.

Still, I'm enjoying seeing the goods and bads and why they're rated that way. It's highly informative, even if our personal pitiful attempts fall flat. I swear it's harder to write the query/hook or whatever than the damned book!

JPD said...

Also, the plots seem to focus upon Maine and Louisianna. I still think the 10 novelists and the 10 survivors trapped in Maine need to hook up, evade the gap-toothed mountain man chasing them for his stolen diary and find a cure for the plague which erradicated mankind in the first place...

JPD (you can slay me now, or when #159 comes around...)

Anonymous said...

This is great, and I can't wait to see what Miss Snark has to say about me...

Signed, #119

Anonymous said...

So by my count we have 11 clear winners out of 100 so far, and a few that I'm not sure if they won or not.. that sounds like good odds to me...

McKoala said...

It's all good; loving your work.

Do you ever wish you had stuck with your original thought of 100 words? There's enough reading here to take you well past Christmas.

Anonymous said...

This has become very educational.

Now if she start charging I might have to consider relinquishing my Shark Membership. NOT!

Xiqay said...

Dear Miss Snark,

I hope that you're feeling the luv, as Emeril says.

Because we are loving this HH COM stuff. You're doing a terrific job. Of course people are complaining and griping and ripping each other to shreds--rejection and disappointment are tough to deal with. All that will pass.

But your words of wisdom will live on!

Take a break-as many as you need, as much time as you want.

We'll be here, not going anywhere.

Thanks again (and glad you're getting some benefit from this professionally, too).