Dear Miss Snark,
Thank you. So much. For holding this Crapometer.
I wrote my first-ever hook, and revised it several times to get it good and under the limit. Then I let some of my friendly fellow writers take a look at it.
One of whom noticed that one description about my YA SF novel makes it sound like erottica.
I may be a writer, but words can't accurately describe my reaction. Not only did my brain blow a fuse, but I was honestly able to see why someone would think that. If I'd sent it off, I don't know which would have been worse- having agents pass over it for the smutty content, or having agents request it for the smutty content.
Thank you so much for putting me in my place. I now feel dirty.