I didn’t win, alas. That said, if I gotta lose, losing to Connie Willis is the way to go, lemme tell you. And I had a great time at Nebula Weekend, though I was only there for Saturday and Sunday (it started Thursday). I have pictures, but they came out very dark for some reason, so I won’t post them. (If anyone was there and has better pics, please send them to me!)
And while I’m aware that “it’s an honor to be nominated” is a cliche, that really is the case here. The other authors in the Best Novel category were no shakes, and I know and/or am friends with several of them, so there was really no way I could be disappointed. And given that this was my first novel, and I’ve got lots more in me, well — there’s always next year.
So for the winners: congratulations! And my fellow nominees who didn’t win, I’m thrilled and humbled to be among you. Let’s all celebrate!