Friday, August 06, 2010

Billy's exciting week

What a week!

On Monday Billy received a letter back from one of his favourite authors (Andy Griffiths) - he sent the letter a few months ago and has been anxiously waiting for a reply (as in every day he'd check the mail and say "I wonder if Andy's written back yet!").  It was worth it - handwritten and not a stock letter - Andy had answered all of the questions Billy had asked (meaningful ones like 'who is your favourite AFL player? and Why did you call Danny 'Danny'?)

On Tuesday night we got a phone call to say that he's shortlisted in the Write Now writing competition that he entered back in June, run by our local library.  He has to appear before the judging panel next week to talk to them about his writing (I guess to make sure he actually wrote it and not Pete or I).

And then tonight I got an email to say he's been offered a part in his drama company's play in November - he shares the role of Weasel #2 with another boy.  He's dancing around the house in excitement now - I'll never get him to bed!!

11 comments:

Kylie said...

wow that is one huge week!!1 Well done Billy on all accounts :-)

karisma said...

Awesome news!

Out Back said...

That's really good news for Billy, Kez. No wonder he is excited!!

Louise said...

Wow what a great week for Billy- yay.
I have an award for you Kez if you would like it
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jugglingpaynes said...

Congratulations on all of Billy's exciting news!

Many authors now have blogs or websites and we've found some are very accessible that way. But it is fun to get an actual letter! My older two have both received responses from authors they've written to.

Peace and Laughter!

Korina said...

Congratulations to Billy, what a fantastic week.
:-)

Tracy's corner said...

What an awesome week! Congrats Billy!

Ailsa said...

Well done Billy! Great news!!

Mel said...

That's awesome about Billy getting the part!! Taylah didn't want to audition :( - She said to pass on her congratulations to him, she was quite pleased for him!!

libby said...

Way to go Billy. Awesome news all round.

Libby

Rynalee said...

Wow, so much exciting news in one week!