We Like the Shiny

I was waiting to post about this until this page was updated, but it’s been a week now. So feh.

I am lacking an adjective for exactly how proud I am that my flash fiction story, ‘Grey Matter’, has been nominated for a BSFA Award. It’s one of a dozen short fiction nominations Martin McGrath put forward.

There’s something to be said about paper dogs and asbestos cats as far as the award itself is concerned, but what matters more to me is that nomination. That means a lot. Appearing on a long list of nominees is great – knowing that at least one person rated something you wrote so highly – and has given me a boost of confidence in my writing, thereby encouraging me to push myself further. Which, at the end of the day, is what being a writer is about.

In short: thanks, Martin!

3 Responses to “We Like the Shiny”
  1. GLP says:

    Hearty congratulations, my old mucker. Very well deserved.

  2. Dan says:

    ooh, good work, sir!

  3. Shaun CG says:

    Thanks very much, chaps. :)