I was over on FanLit, doing my civic duty by voting on the submissions when I realized there are authors hovering around the board, waiting for my input. Mine! Of course they don’t know it was me who gave the score and/or made the comment, but so what? I can have an impact on someone’s life Right This Minute.
So different from the deep and delving critiques I do for RWA contest judging. I might have a bigger impact, but it will take place weeks down the road. For FanLit I don’t have to do near as much work, and get the sense of immediacy. It’s almost like Avon again.