Hang on a minute - a little while ago I was blogging kindly about a certain Dr. Andrew Sharp and his wonderful book "The Ghosts of Eden". I was cheerily passing on the news that the book had won the Waverton Good Read Award (www.wavertongoodread.org.uk).
Blow me down if I haven't now discovered that my own recent novel "The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride" (www.steffimcbride.com) was also nominated for the same award!
I feel that should make me like Dr. Sharp and his book a great deal less, but annoyingly it doesn't. Still would have liked to have beaten the b***** though.
Must remember all those brave losers at the Oscars and similar ceremonies, applauding wildly as their opponents walk off with plaudits and statuettes which they all know should rightfully be theirs.
clap ... clap ... clap ... crap.