Thursday, January 20, 2011

Word Count Writing Contest Epilogue

You may recall Boudreau's Birthday Bash Word Count Contest from last fall: the talented Jules Archer won a copy of Todd Heldt's first novel, Before You Were a Prophet.

I apologize for the delay, but I did actually send Jules her prize, she read it, has nice things to say about it ("... I really enjoyed it, and it will stick with me.... so much to ponder with well-written, flawed but interesting characters....") and was kind enough to provide this photographic evidence that she eats Lucky Charms*, owns other books, and has a (freakishly) uncluttered home:




Thanks again to Jules for the pictures, to Todd for writing such an engaging novel, and to all the competitors for inspiring my friend to write so much that he almost finished his own novel during the contest. (By almost finished his novel, I mean writing one, not reading one. He's read two, maybe three books already in his life, and not picture books!) He has since completed the first draft, made the gross corrections with the assistance of the copy-editor from hell, and recently tumbled headfirst into the abyss of rewriting the whole damn thing. (I miss him.)

Humbly, I remain,
B. Freret

* Or at least owns Lucky Charms.