I feel happy because I'm on the long list for the 2010 Siba Awards ... well, I'm not exactly, but my book Tender Graces is.
I feel honored to be listed by others out there - like, Pat Conroy, Kathyrn Stockett, Fred Chappel, Rebecca Wells, Jill McCorkle, etc.
So, win or not win, TG was nominated by independent booksellers and that makes me feel good. Now, I am not going to lie and say "oh I don't care if I win" because of course I care if I win *laughing* - but, even to be nominated is feeling cool....
So now I'm going to close this before I sound like I'm tootin' my horn-- that's the worse part of this business - the "tootin'" part.....