Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Stella's Going To The Edgars!
...or rather, I guess I should say that I am going to the Edgars. Stella's debut, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY, has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel.
Am I excited? Am I excited?????? Hell yeah. This has been a dream that's like a cherry on top of the giant glob of whipped cream that is my bigger dream, which is to write for a living. An Edgar nomination means that you've been chosen by your peers - your peers! - the real deal, the people who push up their sleeves every day to get down in the trenches with nothing but their words and their dreams of mayhem, the people I've admired and lusted after - ahem, speaking intellectually, of course - forever.
Not to mention, just look at who I'm keeping company with:
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and here is the aftermath of yesterday, minus the empty pan of celebratory brownies:
I got flowers!!! Thank you, B and J!!!
The desk is a mess - didn't do anything on the to-do list
William wished me a Happy Edgar Day
The chores did not get done