Saturday, September 02, 2006

Miss Snark's Crapometer

I have to admit, I've heard plenty about Miss Snark on a multitude of other sites, and I've even surfed over there a few times. But, quite frankly, she scares me. Maybe 'intimidates' is a better word, but either works. Over the past couple of days, I've seen several mentions of a 'Crapometer' and wondered what everyone was talking about. So I visited her blog to check it out.

Gaggles of people are submitting their query letters and the first page of their WIP to hear her opinion. And she's brutal! Sure, I can see the benefit, providing your confidence in your work is rock solid, but what if she says she'd request a partial, or even a full. That would have to kill the lucky author, her being anonymous and all. Because what's the likelihood of her contacting them and blowing her cover to go out on a limb for one book/one author?

So you either get your hopes dashed, you get pissed off, or you get a momentary confidence booster. Huh. Still don't get it.


Sara Hantz said...

That's about it!!! But people love it.

Have you seen the Evil Editor? He's pretty similar.

kathrynoh said...

Still it's fun to read :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I've read plenty about Evil Editor but haven't yet gotten around to swinging over there.