Well, okay, I probably didn't, but I told various private individuals.
Told? No, I mean I discussed, I suggested, I mentioned ... I opined.
What I opined was that I thought the number of entries to Red Planet would be significantly reduced this year for several reasons: the fact it had to be a pilot for a continuing TV series and that it had to be supplied as hardcopy.
You'd be amazed at how much a little "hard work" puts people off.
But it's brilliant news for us dedicated few. The odds are twice as good as last year, according to Danny Stack's blog there were only 1000 entries as opposed to last year's 2000.
Of course, by the same token, only the dedicated will have actually entered so that probably means the odds aren't really any better. We're up against the best of us. Still, it sounds better.
Here's to all of us.
What's on the turntable? "I Spy" by Pulp from "Different Class"