January 26, 2014
I’m not fond of surprises because it seems like often they aren’t something good. But, I let the email I knew I didn’t immediately have to address slide for several weeks. Finally, I decided it was time for cleaning our my inbox! Well, there was an email from The London Book Festival asking me if I wanted to order gold stickers. And I thought, for what?
Well, as it turned out I’d won an Honorable Mention in their recent awards, and they’d just had their dinner in London. I’m soooooo thrilled. My congratulations to all the winners! Feels funny, thinking people in London (yes, I’m an admitted Anglophile) reading my words.
Just the thought of COR going to London makes me smile. Actually, any award makes me smile. Maybe it’s an ego thing, but I like to think it’s because someone else actually enjoyed what came out of my brain. There’s a certain intimacy, exposure, and even vulnerability with the experience.
I’m going to be very happy for a long time on this one…