You do a great job and I don’t think you should “step down”. It’s just,…a way needs to be found to generate more interest.
IMHO, people get excited every year for the writing/art competition…then get pissed they didn’t win. Thus, they come here for a time to “work on their suff”/“exercise angry energies”. As you know, good storytelling and writing requires a commitment to honing skills, not just a sometimes thing. That is the service being provided here.
That said, I didn’t get my story finished in time but was ready to read, vote and “put my two cents in” concerning the entries. I just figured I’d shelf what I had and jump on the next one.
I don’t know about you all, but this Write Off proved to be a challenge. Funny ain’t as easy as people might think. I found the story I wanted to tell, just needed the damn thing to jell/“reveal its specifics to me” in time. That didn’t happen.
I work on several projects at once in an attempt to avoid “down time”. Coming here and participating is a great help.