My reaction, "Holy shit, is that my name? My god, that is me! Holy Shit!!" Look here, under Best Old West Gen Short Story, mine is the 10th or 11th one down! The Christmas Ride by tpena. That's my story, hee! :D
I am that total cliche person who says "it's an honor just being nominated", I really am. I wouldn't say no to a placing, but damn I am so stoked just knowing I made the list. There are so many talented writers on there, and some of my fave stories (hee), that this just blew me away. I don't expect to actually win anything better than this feeling - so happy right now. I can't wait to tell my parents about it tomorrow (they're in bed now, old fogeys).
I have no clue how long I've been on the list. Because, first off, my internet has been wonky for a while now (I live in the country and storms, which we have had a ton of lately, mess with the signal, plus! we lost our modem and had to wait to get a new one), so I couldn't check. Then, the
I never, ever expected to ever be nominated so I never bothered to check the lists for my name. In fact, I just saw my name tonight on a post pezgirl7 sent out to the mag7fans community, thus my huge surprise. I have no idea who nommed me, but THANK YOU! I just had to run off and post about it in glee immediately.
Once again, I am a nominee! and THANKS! to whoever made it so.