Sunday, 15 November 2009

Butt Face

Going against my reserved Britishness, I did something that has left me glowing like a baboon's bum. I joined the SFWA a couple of months ago as an associate member (by current calculations I should hit active status about 2058 - yay 90 year old me) and today I discovered I can nominate short stories, novelettes etc for the Nebula Awards. I can't vote of course, but I can scream semi-loudly and hope someone agrees with me. Of course, I haven't a clue what to choose. Except of course Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars which blew me away.

Anyhow, why am I glowing like a baboons ass, or any ass in general, I put up a link to Trench Foot and downloaded The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon in the 'Please consider this...'** section, alongside people who are like way-way-way (add several hundred more ways) better than me, but I figured what the heck, they can only laugh and point at me and with a face like a... Well, I'm used to it. :D

**I should add that the Please Consider this section is just someplace to put your work and not an actual nomination, I would never actually nominate myself... Just in case anyone is confused... Eek!



Baboons IX by *Deathface-999 on deviantART

NaNoWriMo Prompts:

Fabricated Future
Store Front
The Untouched Day
Margins
Other Information
Echo
Tunnels
Spirit Level
Leeches

20 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Good for you! Those are awesome stories and deserve to be considered!

Jamie Eyberg said...

You have as good a shot as anyone. And K.C. is right, those are awesome stories.

Laura Eno said...

That's great!

I have to tell you that I was disappointed by the picture you chose. I really was expecting one of those baboons with the red butt...just sayin'

Aaron Polson said...

Good for you. There's a reason baboons have those crazy bums, you know.

Cate Gardner said...

Kate, they won't actually be considered and I'm doubtful anyone will click on the link but I figued, 'What the Hell'.

Jamie, I'm grinning in a painful way. :D

Laura, fixed.

Aaron, :)

katey said...

You are as good as anyone else in the SFWA, and I mean that. You gotta promote everywhere you can!

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, plus imagine all the money they'd save in heating and lighting bills with the glow from my baboon face.

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Jeremy D Brooks said...

Olive Lemon was a great story...I'd love to see it get an official Nebula om nom nom.

Cate Gardner said...

If you peel back my forehead and poke about in my brain, you'll catch it happening sometime between midnight and five a.m. tonight.

Horror Girl said...

very cool! any type of spreading yourself around is a good thing (in a non julia roberts in pretty women type way)

Ian said...

Go Cate! Sorry about the cliche, but Nothing ventured, nothing published...

BT said...

I had to read the comments to catch on to the general gist of why you should be embarrassed.

You silly girl - you have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. You did the right thing!

Go girl!

Danielle Ferries said...

They are great stories and definitely should be considered.

The Untouched Day - love it.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Samantha.

Ian, that's what I figured.

Thanks, BT.

Thanks, Danielle.

abrokenlaptop said...

I'm just proud of you. Way to take your future into your own hands and ROCK IT, woman! :D

-Mercedes

abrokenlaptop said...

Oh, I just found this on youtube and some of the faerie pictures reminded me of you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-l9IPv938E

-Mercedes

Ray Veen said...

Best of luck, my friend. Because why wouldn't you get nominated? Really.

Cate Gardner said...

Mercedes, it's the ears isn't it? :D

Ray, the alternate universe me agrees with you.

Barry Napier said...

Aww, poor monkey....