Wednesday, 9 September 2015
I'm a British Fantasy Award Nominee!
For reasons many and varied - and not at all interesting - it’s been yonks since I’ve posted anything on here. My apologies to the half dozen or so folk who actually read it! (love you guys... ;-) )
My biggest - and tardiest - news is that I have been shortlisted for not one but two British Fantasy Awards! Amazeballs!! I was so sure that I’d be up for none (and this is genuinely true, not Uriah Heep true) that I didn’t even check out the announcements, and only ended up finding out on Facebook when people started tagging me.
I’ve been shortlisted in the Best Novella category for Cold Turkey and in the Best Collection category for The Bright Day is Done.
I’m delighted and nervous and excited all at the same time. I know awards aren’t supposed to be the be all and end all, but there’s almost no better feeling than having your peers - many of whom you admire immensely and have done for years - say that something you’ve created could be worthy of a BFA. It makes all the doubt and sacrifices worth it. It makes your writing feel worth it. It makes you feel worth it. And so, despite my best efforts to believe otherwise, that pretty much feels like the be all and end all to me.
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards will be announced on Sunday 25th October at FantasyCon in Nottingham. I will be crapping myself.
You can see all of the shortlisted nominations here