Snarkling Clean

Snarkling Clean- because you don't have to cuss to make fun of stuff. Two dedicated readers discuss romance novels- from what made us weep with joy to what made us want to poke pencils through our eyeballs.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Hey, I'm Busy Here

Missie's working like a fiend and I'm trying to do this insane NaNoWriMo thing-AAUUUGGGHHH! I'm a pantser! Me no likey!

So I'm totally letting images from do this blog for me. (Warning: some of their stuff is very funny but a lot of it is also very rude. Surf at your own risk.)

I'm actually writing a Regency, but I love thrillers. And a good thriller is only as good as its villain. I've found the basic formula for thriller villains, and it goes something like this:

Take one cute, innocent supporting character.

Turn him/her into this, only in secret.

Let a crippling emotional episode from childhood, combined with irrational psychotic anger at being thwarted by hero/heroine turn mere murderer into this.

Make sure villain gets an appropriately humiliating comeuppance.

See? It's easy. If my friend Doug is reading today, I've got a pic for your next fantasy/ SF story:

I don't know about the rest of my NaNo compadres, but trying (and failing) for 10,000 words by tonight makes me feel like this:

Good luck NaNos!


Blogger quirkychild said...

I'm feeling your pain, Missie!

At this moment I'm desperately trying to make a dent in the 4,000 word lag I have before the week hits.

It ain't going very well. But here's to 50,000 words by the end of the month, laundry that does itself, dissapearing appointments and buckets and buckets of inspiration!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Actually, it's me Robyn. Missie is way too smart to buy into something like this!

Good luck with your spankin' new blog, BTW.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Jolene*Marie said...


rotfl. that's great. poor kitties. haha. Hope you get the words written that you need to! Always tough to write what someone tells you instead of being able to write it all by yourself. Although, I'd love for someone to tell me what to write as I'm stuck at the very beginning of my new story!


4:15 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

They don't tell you what to write, Jo. Just give you a rough idea of how much- over 1,600 a day. I'm used to bursts of brilliance where I write several chapters and then a week or so off. The discipline will be good for me, I guess.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Good Lord!...
That was entirely sweet, Robyn.
She chants - as usual -I love this blog.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Missie said...

NO, No, it was really me! I take full credit for the cute kitty pictures because I am so smart that I know how to add pictures to my blog instead of just posting lame entries about mother guilt and a pimply faced kid I almost killed....

Oh, who's on the phone? Reality? Tell her to call back later, I'm busy here! ;)

p.s. Robyn, you are my hero for attempting the novel thingie, sister!

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

ROFL...those are great!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Jolene*Marie said...

hehe Robyn, that's how I am too. Like this past weekend and even like last Thurs n Fri I had really bad writer's block. Although writing what people say I have to has gotten easier doing writer's challenges & writing the ministry newsletters for my dad's prison ministry & uncle's nursing home ministry. yup. Well, good luck with that. heh I wish I'd taken a pic of my cat today..I was reading and he fell asleep on my was funny ~Jo

12:07 PM  
Blogger quirkychild said...

*blushes violently*

I'm so sorry, can see what this crazy NaNo thing is doing to my brain...

*beams* You saw my blog? I picked the worst time to start one, but thanks! I am motivated to really start posting in it now!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

No NaNo for me, thank you. Doesn't mean I dont have to get my hiney in gear, but at least I don't have that looming over me *g*

6:04 AM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

In my universe, Fluffy is known as a Roon Vissar. They're pleasant types, obedient to a fault. Not a single world-destroyer among them. I haven't had any Roon Vissar characters yet, but here's a bit of dialog between Buzz (the one who speaks first) and Snore. They're Grith Lyssomes (giant flies who excel at invention and engineering). Buzz is showing Snore the presents he has brought.

Hope this is still clean enough for Snarkling Clean. Um . . . just don't try to picture anything, okay? Here goes:

“And a carton of the latest Roon Vissar fur-zines.”


“Hot stuff. Checked it out myself on the way over. Centerfolds to die for. Picture this: two tasty young Roon Vissar hounds going at it human-style.”

“I didn’t know that was possible!”

“Contortionists, Snore. Anything is possible.”

12:20 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...


1:26 PM  
Anonymous Candy said...

OK, that picture of the kitten holding the buckets? Is hilarious and making me go SQUEE!

I've photoshopped the orange kitten on the windowsill with a chainsaw in place of one of its paws. My plan was to insert him in an Evil Dead poster in Ash's place, but sadly, I never got around to finishing it. Something about that wee kitten just makes us picture him doing violent things, I guess.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Such cute kitties!! Awww...

5:26 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Hi Candy!

7:34 PM  

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