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One of the people running through ABNA entries gave me a 5/5 today.

OK, so far this reveiwer's only given 4s and 5s, but I'm pleased I'm not one of the fours.

What? Yes, I realize this will probably not affect the contest outcome. But I have to be pleased anyway. Gotta grab the little victories when there aren't any big ones around.

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Got over the awkward-scene hump, I'm on page 207/510 on DitD. The new scene changes a lot of things from here out, though, so I'm going to have to do extra work on the last 300 pages.

So far I'm still at a 5/5 on reviews on Amazon. I hope that continues to be the case.

Today is cheat day, so pizza tonight. We're thinking Papa John's.

The Hugo noms are up, making me sad that I'm not going to be able to vote. “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Jul 2008) is on the short story list and as much as I like the other noms, I do hope Kij finishes the night with that award in her hands. ;o)

Admitedly, I don't have a lot of knowledge about the other categories, and I haven't read any of the nominated novels (oops!).

But then there's the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. An awful lot of people are eligible for this every year (many of whom don't even realize it), far more than show up on the official 'eligibles' page. However, I don't think that they could have picked better nominees. It's going to be tough, particularly with the split between short-story people and novelists. I'm pulling for [livejournal.com profile] aliettedb or [livejournal.com profile] wistling to win. ::fingers crossed::

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