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.
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