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.

3 comments:

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.