The competitor list for Boudreau's Birthday Word Count Challenge was looking lopsidedly academic: more professors with smartypants projects were signing on than fiction writers. That seems to be balancing out some with the addition of
and the trash talk has commenced, but you'll have to friend me on Facebook (if you haven't already) to witness that. Go check it out, I'll wait. It is between academics, which is really adorable. They're so cute when they try to talk smack!**
Of course, an academic cannot win the contest - they're unduly burdened with things like quality over quantity, and for this challenge, quantity is queen.
Speaking of quality, I previously gave incorrect links for two competitors: here are the correct links to their blogs:
Humbly, I am
* Technically, Anna said "no."
** If Van Winkle signs up, and he won't, this will have to be revised. He can persuasively throw down the smack talk.