You start each year with an optimistic grin, ready to take on the a brand new year and everything it throws at you. What you don't expect, is to be grinning like a complete idiot that you look like a fool!
Such was the scenario when I opened my email late last night and spent the rest of the night grinning into oblivion. My publisher had nominated my book, The Lancaster Rule, for Novel of the Year 2010 - and sent me this image to show off!
How sweet is that?!
So I won't know until April who the winner is, but I can honestly say that I'm in the running with some really outstanding books. It may not seem like a big deal to some, but it is to me. To be even considered is a big enough deal. To be nominated, even bigger. I would never have thought, three years ago, that I'd be grinning this idiotically while typing up these words, because the microdot bubble of a story idea that formed in my head was going to nominated for an award.
Well, that's all I got. Just had to share it with you.
Hmm, wonder if there's any champagne left over from new year's?