The crits are rolling in, my inbox is bloated, and the energy level rocks.
Of course I always expect the contest entrants to be excited -- and a bit nervous. But this excitement goes well beyond the oh-gosh-a-real-agent-is-going-to-critique-my-page. This excitement is pervasive. Everyone is sharing in it. The enthusiasm for reading and critiquing the work of others -- SIXTY others, mind you -- is unsurpassed.
So naturally I'm itching to delve into the "why."
Why does this contest generate so much excitement for you? (Especially those of you who are crit-only.)
Why does spending time critiquing the Secret Agent contests become such a high priority in your how-to-spend-my-free-hours-today?
And what I really want to know is -- where do you crit? Are you sneaking them in at work? Sequestering yourself in a closet so the kids can't find you? Taking the afternoon off and hanging out at your favorite coffee shop? Staying up until the wee hours just to fit it in?
Seriously. There's such a massive outpouring of time and effort going on here. I want to know how you do it.
Then I want to bottle it and use it on myself when it's time to get some serious writing done. Imagine the productivity!
Press on, press on. You're all amazing.