However, every once in awhile – about once every three months – the Snark awakes, stretches, and curls its tail, making an appearance. When that happens, grab your muskets, your broadswords, your grappling hooks, and meet me on deck!
Things that annoy me royally
- Web sites filled with nasty comments about authors.
Readers are not going to like every book they read, but there’s no reason to insult the author personally.
In order to be professional, I have to keep my mouth shut when people review my books. That’s not a problem – readers have the right to say anything they want. The harder thing is maintaining my cool when I find a web site that makes fun of an author personally. There’s really no need for that. However, I do believe in the old adage – what goes around, comes around. Good luck with the karma.
- People who think money is the same thing as class or intelligence
Watch any reality TV program. Rolling my eyes here. Check out the Real Housewives of Anywhere. (And I’m not even talking about the family whose name starts with K.) Rolling my eyes some more.
- The service advisor at one particular dealership
Dear Sir. I own this car. It’s mine. Would you like to see the title? There is no MR. Ranney and if you give me that look one more time – the “don’t worry your pretty little head” look – I will take out my umbrella and use it on you. This is not the 1950s.
There, I feel so much better. The Snark retreats to her den.