Dear Miss Snark,
I would like to join the ranks of those who have thanked you for your work and your time (beyond the call of duty) responding to the latest crapometer submissions. Very, very helpful.
It seemed that a majority of the hooks fell into either the fantasy/sci fi category or involved dead bodies. Could you comment on this? Do you see these same percentages in submissions to your lit agency? How does this reflect what gets published? And finally, how's it going with the Pynchon?
Much as we all like to think of ourselves as the center of the universe here, in fact, this blog is a tiny little backwater in the sea of publishing. Most of the writers who read it are early adopters of electronic forms...ie science fiction readers and writers. The other group, the dead body group, arrived and stayed cause they know that's the genre I love to read and most often use as illustrations of my instructions for non-nitwittery. There's probably good info here for romance writers, but I'd think they probably hang out at places that love romance the way I love Satan.
And dear dog, the Pynchon. Every time I start some wild eyed novelist throws a book at me and shrieks "I must have representation". Trouble is, they're turning out to be good writers. I've been reading some damn fine stuff lately and it's cut into my Pynchon time. This work thing really doesn't help either.