So I can finally let the cat out of the bag on some great news I got last week: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has been nominated for a 2010 Nebula Award!
I’m thrilled, of course — dancing in the streets, figuratively — but I’ve actually known about this since last week, so had some time to squee and calm down. It helps that I’ve been through this before; last year was my first time on the Nebula ballot, in the short story category. Didn’t win then, but I was OK with that because a) it really is an honor to be nominated, given that the Nebs are selected by my fellow SFF writers, and b) a story that I really liked won instead. Hard to feel bad when you’re competing against quality. I am again in excellent company this year, and will in fact have a harder time with the whole process because several of the other writers in the Novel category are actually friends, or people whose work I’ve read and admire. But as problems go, this is a good one to have.
So now we wait. Thanks to all of you who voted, and the rest of you — wish me luck.