It's been an exciting week for me on the writing front!
The 2010 Ursa Major Awards finally announced their nominees, and I'm very happy to say that my work has been nominated in two of the categories. The Seventh Chakra is up for Best Novel, and The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle is up for Best Short Fiction.
Competition in both of these categories is pretty strong. Still, while it may sound trite, it really is an honor just to be nominated, and I'm happy with just that.
In arguably even more exciting news, I've also been invited to Camp Feral! this coming summer to be one of their Guests of Honour. Yes, note the 'u' there; I'm going to be traveling to mystical, far-off Canada for the first time. My passport renewal application is sitting in my car right now, waiting to be mailed off.
This is a really, really exciting thing for me. Having my writing recognized on this level is beyond flattering, and I was floored when I got the invitation. It's equal parts scary and exhilarating, and I'm sure the time between now and the actual event will be like a roller coaster of anxiety and giddiness in the meantime.
So, yeah, big news all around on that front! Hopefully the good news will continue.