I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a sucker for lists. The fine folks at Figment thought it would be fun if I kept track of some of the statistics from the DEFY THE DARK contest, and I couldn’t agree more.
So here we are, now that the contest is closed and the dust is settling, DEFY THE DARK by the numbers:
3.35 million: Number of words you wrote for this contest!
1242: Number of stories entered.
38½: Number of cups of Timothy’s Mint Tea I drank while reading submissions.
788: Average number of pages in each file Figment sent me.
127: Fewest number of pages in a single batch of stories.
1350: Most pages in a single batch of stories.
332: E-mails exchanged between me, HarperTeen and Figment during the contest
(this seems awfully low!)
742: Comments left on the official Figment announcement for the contest.
1219: Times you shared info about the contest on Facebook.
12: Total batches of stories.
9: Average pages of a given story.
9: Months it took to get ready for the contest—just like a human baby!
9: Months until DEFY THE DARK is available in stores. (Just like a zombaby?)
10: The month we’ll announce the winner of the contest!
That’s just some of the numbers and how they all add up to DEFY THE DARK. I hope you enjoyed this peek behind the curtain. Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the winners soon!