Saturday, September 02, 2006
Q & A 83 Miss Snark didn't choose us; can we settle for you?
Perhaps you know that Miss Snark's Crapometer returned. Those of us not blessed by the random number generating Gods would like a second chance. The other day you indicated a lull at your site. Many of us would love to have your critique and to know whether you'd pass or request pages. Are you game? Or does the thought make you reach for the gin bottle - pail -vat?
So, you heard Doctor Chase had a lull, but rather than get that pain in your stomach looked at immediately, decided to wait and see if Doctor House would see you? But House was taking a rare weekend of clinic duty, so you've come crawling in, hoping you haven't waited too long? Sure, take a seat, the doctor will be with you shortly . . .
Evil Editor accepts that he will always be the defrocked priest to Miss Snark's goddess. However, the thought of 400 queries falling into my lap makes me reach for the gun. No, wait, the blow torch.
As there's nothing preventing any of you from submitting your query or your first 150 words, I'll assume what you're actually asking is whether I'm willing to zip through 100 queries in three days, rather than give each of them the thoughtful and thorough ribbing the minions have come to expect.
Here's my offer. You lottery losers can submit your queries. If it looks like one on which a funny write-up would be hard work, I'll post it with a few comments. But if it looks like it'll inspire an effortless funny critique, into the queue it goes.
Your first 150 words may be submitted, not for EE's quick critique, but for the usual continuation followed by the minions' comments on what you can do with it. Or for a new game that's been suggested: Your 150 words will be grouped with 150 words of some "real" books, and readers will try to guess which one(s) is/are published. After the game, you'll get some comments.
If sending a query, let me know if you prefer the lengthier write-up, which might take a while longer to get to; if sending 150 words, you may choose continuation or guessing game.
This post will be removed Monday at 1 p.m., after which all submissions will be handled the normal way.
Posted by Evil Editor at 1:09 PM