Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I love hate mail

It makes me laugh out loud.

Here's the one that wins the prize today:

"Just shut the fuck already"....Wow are you a classy bitch. I definitely want you representing me when I my book proposal is finished. LOL

Your comments are offensive. Stop drinking the cool aid and wake up to what that woman had to say. She speaks the truth. Dumb ass. c

At least this writer had the nerve to use her own email account and sort of sign her name!

32 comments:

Justus M. Bowman said...

I hope she is prepared for destruction via comments. Her flaws are showing.

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

hahahaha... she spelled Kool-Aid wrong!

who's the dumbass now?

people really need to relax, there's no need to be so hostile to each other in the comments section.

Kerry said...

dude

Kristin Laughtin said...

Wow. I love the sarcastic comment about wanting you to represent her, when the whole thing is filled with bad grammar and typos.

BJ said...

This person is obviously not an agent, and seems to be barely a writer. What does this person know about the publishing industry? How can she think she knows more than someone in the thick of it?

But I think Janet could say the same about her: 'Wow are you a classy bitch. I definitely want to represent your unfinished book.'

Of course, this *could* be the original 'industry veteran' who was complaining so much, and is now trying to prove herself smarter than she really is... Some people just have no grace.

Crimogenic said...

Wow, is this my competition? Guess I'll be published sooner than I expected. Let me get my Classy Bitch act together.

Classy @*!& is right; classy enough to say what she's thinks on her blog and not hide behind an anonymous e-mail with a lame ass response.

Heidi said...

seriously???

pseudosu said...

"sort of sign her name"
Congrats on inducing my first snorty laugh of the day. Thanks.

Anthony said...

What is sad is Janet will get a query from her in about a year.

When I my bet $2.00!

Margaret Yang said...

See? I knew that clue-by-four would come in handy. Aren't you glad you have one?

Scott said...

Wow! I'd write more, but I'm sorta lost for words. Haven't people learned never to put anything in writing that might haunt them at some later date? Oh, and she used her own email address. I hope she has the sense - is that an oxymoron?? - to use a different address if she ever queries you!!!

jnantz said...

It's exciting to know that I haven't even sent my first query out yet, but I'm already ahead of knuckle-dragging trolls like this one.

Nice grammar there, honey. Did you write that yourself, or did you just let your cat run across the keyboard before you hit "send"?

Idiot.

ryan field said...

I think Anthony has a point:

"What is sad is Janet will get a query from her in about a year.

When I my bet $2.00!"

DeadlyAccurate said...

Why do people "LOL" when there's no call for it? "Wow are you a classy bitch. I definitely want you representing me when I my book proposal is finished," is insulting whether it has a "LOL" on the end of it or not. The extra "LOL" just makes it look as if the writer doesn't know how to write biting criticism.

Then again, literacy goes a long way toward writing effective insults, so I guess I'm telling someone to run a marathon before they know how to crawl.

Catherine Haines said...

Um. Wow.

Do you have any idea what might have started this?

Elissa M said...

Hmm. The writer agrees with the doom and gloom industry professional you posted about earlier. Why even bother to finish her book then?

"when I my book proposal"

What a great line! Stuff like this makes me feel like my own skill with stringing words together isn't half shabby. True, it's just a typo (a sin I've committed more than once), but it's one of many in a short tirade. A serious writer ought to take the time to proof read at least once before sending.

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Abby said...

I'll give the commenter two points: first, she (shockingly) spelled "definitely" right, despite the almost universal troll tendency to go with "definately." And second, you _are_ one Classy Bitch.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

The Score:

"classy bitch writer" 1
Penfold Spindle (previous post) 5
Janet 10

So thupp! Janet wins; you lose.

Don't tell Bill I posted. He's still sulking over his rejection ...

Haste yee back ;-) said...

Okay, once again... tap, tap, tap, melody sounds like, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke."

I'd like to have a classy bitch, rep-pre-senting ME, with knobby knees, no undies please, and a big nose honkin' sneeze...

I'd give the world for a classy bitch to rep-pre-sent-ent ME, because she inspires, raises my desires, and spanks me when I say please!

Oh, ta, da, te, da, ta, da, te, da, a classy bitch for ME, ta, dee, dee, tee,...

Haste yee back ;-)

Julie Butcher-Fedynich said...

You people just made me laugh-snort hot tea through my nose. Owww.

corine said...

If it's signed, it's angry mail. If it's not signed, it's hate mail.

BJ said...

It's only 'sort of signed'. So... angry hate mail? Or does it take away from the original meanings, and mean 'unhappy dislike mail'?

Bill Cameron said...

I have been know to say, and with great pride, that my agent is a classy bitch. Yeah, baby.

JKB said...

LOL! I can't believe it.

Guernsey said...

So, given all these comments and the mediabistro discussion, and other things on your web site, Janet, I have a couple questions, if you will: With thousands of newly laid off reporters and editors finally having time to finish the novels they swore they'd write, are you 1) inundated with inquiries? 2) should they pursue their efforts?

Heather B. Moore said...

And I thought getting a negative review was bad :(

C.J. Redwine said...

LMAO.

Gee, Janet, you really missed representing a winner here! Are you sure you won't reconsider? =D

I'm always amazed at those who don't consider that the agent they're dissing probably knows many other agents and will pass around said author's name as persona non grata. Idiots abound, though, and thank God for it. Where else would we find much of our blog content?

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear C. J. Redwine,

Your suggestion that Janet missed a winner was probably meant to drip with sarcasm. But you never know, she may be an excellent writer. Angry writers are very entertaining.

I know a few. I always carry wipies so they can dab the spit off their chins when they become over wrought. Still, some of them are really good writers.

A defective ... umm an abrasive ... scratch that ... a unique personality, unappreciated by others, does not mean they aren't good writers. It only means they tend not to be invited to office parties and weddings.

Best,

Pixie

Marian said...

"Why do people "LOL" when there's no call for it?"

Laughing at your own jokes generally means you have an audience of one. And in this case it's not even much of a joke.

Jonathan E. Quist said...

Quoth the Octopus' Assistant:
At least this writer had the nerve to use her own email account and sort of sign her name!

You might want to cut her a bit of slack.

After all, how rough is it to go through life with the name "Dumb ass. c"?

Marjorie said...

I get comments such as the above, but I have enabled comment moderation at my blog so I do not publish it.