Friday, April 18, 2003

On the Road

I am in a motel Somewhere in South Carolina (I'm not trying to be obscure -- when I started getting sleepy I took the next exit and the first motel, and have no idea where it is, other than somewhere along 95), and will spend all tomorrow driving North, to rendezvous with the kids by evening.

Anyway, I'm just posting to say that Coraline has been nominated for a Hugo Award (I'd post all the nominees and things but the announcement was sent to me as a PDF file, and I can't simply cut and paste from it, and the information doesn't seem to be up at Locus Online yet, although it probably will be by the time you read this.) Coraline is nominated for best Novella (which it is, by wordcount, under Hugo rules -- it's a bit over 30,000 words long.)

And, while driving, and listening first to a reading of The Jungle Book, then to some Jorge Luis Borges Lectures, and then to several episodes of Round the Horne, I found the plot for the short-short story about audiobooks I promised I'd write for (And I just noticed, checking to see if I'd got the URL right, that they've recently posted a very long and chatty interview with me there.)


Sleep now. Sleep good.