I'm arrogant enough to expect awards for damn near anything I do, but I couldn't be more surprised or more pleased to be a finalist in the Canon Media Awards for best blog.
I started this blog to practice writing while I research a book on murder. I wanted to get better at the craft. Less wordy. I have a tendency to be wordy.
I'm up against Steve Braunias for the award. Last time that happened, this happened. I have apologised to those involved.
And last time I was at the Canon Awards things were just as interesting. I bloody love awards ceremonies, they draw from me a delightful madness.
Obviously, I'm now drunk. I see it as a training for sharing a drink with the likes of Fisher, Vance, and Nippet. These and others who are my friends or my heroes. And, of course, Braunias, who is both.