Even now, the comments continue to pour in. Can you feel the energy in here? All this creativity, this willingness to be vulnerable with one's own work and to take the time to help complete strangers strengthen their writing.
Honesty. Gentleness. Tough love. Tact. I see it all.
Do you know what else is amazing? When I checked my traffic at the end of the day yesterday, I discovered that the number of unique visitors to this blog was more than seven times greater than the number of people who entered the Secret Agent contest. Which means, of course, that we haven't been overrun by an onslaught of 114 writers who want nothing more than to read what others have to say about their babies. No, indeed. We've got hundreds of people coming here to read and to critique. People who haven't entered anything themselves.
That impresses and inspires me.
Our Secret Agent has been busy as well, having made it through more than a third of the entries so far. I know that those of you who are still waiting will be patient as we move through the weekend.
The Big Unveiling will take place on Monday!
I'll curb my urge to chatter on, since so many of you are still busy writing critiques. Let me throw out a hearty THANK YOU to each of you.
And a hearty WELCOME to the blog, in the hope that you will stick around. In a little over three months, an amazing sense of community has developed.
Together, we can take on the world! One manuscript at a time.