Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pop contest!

When I request full manuscripts I try to give the writers a sense of how long it will take me to read and respond. Often it's a lot longer than either one of us would like. In closing I've been known to say "let the glacial pace commence."

A recent reply cracked me up--

Bring on the Glacial Age! ...that is, after I rent an igloo and convince Ilya Bryzgalov to be my roommate so we can talk about the universe and Russian literature.


-- after  I googled Ilya Bryzgalov.

Which made me think "hey, we need a pop contest on the blog!"

Post your reply to "Let the glacial age commence" in 25 words or fewer here on today's blog post.

Winner will receive a copy of WOLF by Jim Ringel (or if you've read it, we'll figure something else out"

Contest commences NOW (7am EDT 5/20) and closes at 7pm tonight (5/20).

CLOSED!


Questions? Tweet to me: @Janet_Reid

36 comments:

ashland said...

"Glacial pace? Honey, I work for the DMV. If you get back to me before you can fill out a DT-940 form, then you win."

Rachel Menard said...

Glacial? Whoah. Whoah. Whoah. That's way too fast. I don't want to get published until I'm almost dead so my novel becomes an insta-classic.

Amelia Loken said...

'Winter is coming,' eh? No prob. I'll answer my epic WIP's siren song while I wait. George R.R. Martin's got nothin' on me baby.

Suzanne said...

Let the glacial age commence...
I long for the suspence.
These times of apprehension
Are the mother of invention.
Take your time.
(I'll take mine.)

Colin Smith said...

Well, after the last Ice Age we got Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance. Aren’t the best things in life worth waiting for?

Beck said...

Good thing the last glacial age only lasted 65,000 years. We can wait, right?

donnaeverhart.com said...

Let the glacial age commence..., a.k.a. "let the sloth's work begin!"

Eileen said...

Okay. I'll just settle into the Netherworld Waiting Room, reading my Handbook for the Recently Submitted, resisting the urge to call out BeetleShark three times.

LynnRodz said...

Let the glacial age commence...

I've tarried here a century or two. My prose will wait, unlike my limbs that have danced with Nureyev, Baryshnikov and, yes, a drunken Bryzgalov.

Brittany Constable said...

Take your time. I've got my Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire, Discworld, Xanth, and... Wait, you're back already? Hmm. This is awkward.

Roslyn Reid said...

Ever heard of global warming? Don't turn around...that glacier is right behind you...

Leslie said...

"Let the glacial age commence."

You take as long as you need. I'm Canadian, glacial is a day-to-day reality for me.

Just Jan said...

Does the term 'glacial' imply curling up with a wooly mammoth or a fifth of vodka?

BonnieShaljean said...

Yes, we do have a word for "glacial" in our native language - but nothing quite captures that sense of urgency…

kregger said...

Let the glacial age commencement begin with the World’s Most Boring Man, Thierry Boyle. Somnambulists, philatelists, and accountants prepare yourselves for amazement, the rest? Eh…

KariV said...

"Let the glacial age commence"

The Jakobshavn Glacier covers 150 feet daily. Translated to pages, my totally awesome fiction novel should only take you 4 days to finish! Happy reading!

Nate Wilson said...

The glacial age, you say? Well, whaddya know. I’m also still 29.

Karen McCoy said...

Cue all bureaucrats and administrators! A healthy supply of red tape will carve out all unnecessary detours and accessorize our journey.

SiSi said...

Some of the best things in life take time. Books. Diamonds. Revenge. I’m in no hurry. I know how to wait.

Ardenwolfe said...

The cold never bothered me anyway.

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/17/34/29/17342936460c1e918c5cb13e9a46b526.jpg

pixxie said...

My a.c. is broken. I'll take as much glacier as you're willing to give.

Steve Forti said...

Glacial? Like “of the glaze”? Because I love glazed donuts. No? Okay, then bring on the popsicles and mittens. Let’s watch Southerners drive in snow.

Kitty said...

Slow? Yeah, he's slow, glacially slow. But I charge $100/hr., which makes Flaccido Domingo my favorite john.

Terri Lynn Coop said...

Many ice-covered formations during the glacial age were doughnut-shaped.

Therefore, you are telling me to eat doughnuts while I wait. Iced doughnuts.

Challenge accepted.

Kim English said...

Remember when waiting for the dial-up modem to connect was a glacial process? I barely have the patience to input my phone code.

Joseph Snoe said...

"Put a mask on your head and you all sound alike."

"But, baby, it's cold outside."

"Hmm. Then come cuddle with momma and talk Dostoyevsky."

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Come and sit by this bonfire. Enjoy the s'mores. If you get impatient with that glacier, throw these little copper wire bits on the fire.

Lance said...

Time does not stop during the query, but like glacial ice, moves slowly and grinds finely. Producing icebergs and rock flour: books and rejections.

daniel john10 said...

It was a day that needed two fingers of the good stuff over a glacial sized piece of ice and a Bryzgalov on rye.

JaredNGarrett said...

You like glaciers? Maybe you also want to see my frost erotica about a beautiful young yeti and Ernest Shackleford's explorer son?

Vyton's World said...

John Wayne kept glacial ice on his yacht for mixed drinks. Do you want it over a glacier, or do you want it neat, Pilgrim?

Leone said...

Glacial age: Satan's wearing a fur coat and anything is possible.

Shaunna said...

Hm. Vogue says glacial is the new black. Guess I can just amend my budget a little: -$500 for wardrobe, +$500 for alcohol. Perfect!

JB Young said...

Glacial Age? That will be a loooong time according to the GOP. Let's make that a Democratic Glacial Age and I'll sit here right by the phone so I won't miss you call.

Able Baker Cain said...

"Let the Glacial Age commence," said Margo. She switched on her air conditioner with a flourish. A fuse disagreed. "Hell," she said sweating in the darkness.

Francesca said...

As a steadfast, Rush Limbaugh-loving Republican, I have no choice but to deny the existence of glaciers.