Just as a change from queries, would you consider doing critiques of first pages for a while?
I would consider it. My concern is that I would suddenly have 300 first pages lined up, and at two a day, someone would have to wait five months. The query wait is about 8 or 10 days. And those who already have queries in line would have a long wait. Of course it could go fast if I merely publish the page, make a few comments, and let the author get most of the input from the minions' comments.
No doubt this would be beneficial to those whose first pages get critiqued. But 99% of those who visit this blog are here for entertainment. Would this be more entertaining? Or less?