Just received in my inbox:
Those who missed out on “My First Unpublished Manuscript” are about to miss out on “My Next Never-To-Be-Pubbed Manuscript.” (Lynn: yes, indeed, I will miss out. It’s a chance I’m willing to take.)
Please read the manuscript for “My Next Never-To-Be-Pubbed Manuscript” and see for yourself that it would be a ground breaking novel. (Lynn: ah, go on with ya. Ground breaking? Really? Know how many times I see that?)
Bippity blah blah blah…
Please request to read the manuscript, and see for yourself. (Lynn: I think I’ll pass, thank you.)
My contact details are: Blippity blah blah blah…
Note to authors: This is noob, lazy whackadoddle stuff. This is not how to pitch or shop your work. Email blasts result in several things; none of them good. We talk about you in unflattering terms; the beagle gets involved, and the stories can get quite risque. And then we delete you after we’ve tired of making up terrible stories about you. In fact, we delete you forever. With the click of my little wrist, this writer’s future emails will jet right on over to my Spam folder. You will never darken my inbox again because this stuff bores me to tears.
Hmmm…pissing off editors and agents…does this sound like a good idea?
Disclaimer: I’m not as horrible or scary as I sound. I just really hate seeing authors shoot themselves in the foot…