No big deal

Thursday, 24 January 2013

dance class

So I wasn’t going to blog about this, but what the heck: I was informed my book has been nominated for The Premier’s Book Award. Now, my inner pessimism is in full force, as it always is when I receive the tiniest inkling of good news about my work. The truth is though, this isn’t a big deal unless and if I actually get shortlisted, which to me seems highly unlikely. But I’ve been instructed by people wiser than me (friends, family, editors) to: a) blog about this, b) allow myself to dream a little, c) spend the prize money in my head, and d) stop being so pessimistic. Okay, you win, wiser people – but only this time.

Image credit: Dance class, 1952 by John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

26 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Yay you! Your wise people are indeed wise.

Camille said...

That's excellent news! And yes to a-b-c-d!

Fiona M said...

Fantastic news! And I think there's a lot of wisdom to celebrating this!

Megan said...

How wonderful, Hila!

becka said...

Congrats Hila! It is tricky to blow your own trumpet, but this is absolutely something worth feeling proud about xx

Olga Bennett said...

So wonderful !!!

Congratulations dear Hila!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

That is wonderful news Hila! Congratulations and good luck. x

nancy said...

Congratulations! And best of luck to you!

rooth said...

Congrats my dear and well deserved! Give yourself that long overdue pat on the back

Petra said...

congratulations. that is great news. and yes, dream a little :)

Sera said...

woo! congratulations Hila :)

Danielle P. said...

Congratulations, Hila! It's a well-deserved nomination and you can be very proud!

suzie said...

Go Hila!

Gabriela said...

Congrats! You need to listen to wise people. They're wise. So.

anabela / fieldguided said...

You should feel very proud indeed. There aren't many of us who have written & published books, never mind have had them nominated for such a massive award! (Just looked it up)

Teresa said...

Congratulations Hila! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

tangentsandminutiae said...

Fantastic Hila! Let yourself bask iin the glory of you for little while!

Looking Glass said...

A huge congratulations, HIla! This is amazing! I must buy your book.

Clare x

Odessa said...

That's awesome news, Hila! Congratulations!!! So happy for you.

Christine U. said...

That's awesome, Hila! Congratulations and enjoy every moment of it. You win just by being published and being recognized for your work. :)

Nit said...

dream! Congratulations Hila!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I so hope you're shortlisted, when will we know? Best of luck.

Debie Grace said...

Wow, Hila! That is awesome. Congratulations! :)

Rambling Tart said...

Hooray! Hooray!!!! :-) Just being nominated is FANTASTIC!!!! There are so many books they could choose from, but they chose YOURS. :-) Smiling so big for you tonight - no matter what happens. :-)

Mariella said...

Oh Hila, congratulations!! this time I don't really agree with you because this is kind of a big deal! It's an aknowledgment of your talent and hard work as a writer no matter if you get shortlisted or not. Sorry if I sound cheesy but it is true that the most important thing (and the greatest fun) is in the process not the final result! So enjoy!

Hila said...

From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU!!