September 3

As we move through our lives, there are dates and then there are dates. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad. My son’s birthday, for example, will always be bittersweet because my grandfather passed on the same day.

In terms of good days, I’ve got today.

On September 3rd, 2005, I married my best friend. So my main focus today will be on celebrating my 12th wedding anniversary with my wife and kids.

In an odd bit of synchronicity, this year, the 3rd just happens to be the same day that the Dragon Award winners will be announced at DragonCon. Just in case this is your first time happening across my blog, my first novel, “A Place Outside The Wild,” is a finalist for best apocalyptic novel.

In a way, this is a good thing, because win or lose, it’s going to be a great day. As honestly flabbergasted as I was to be nominated in the first place, I can’t imagine my reaction if I should win. At this point, I honestly won’t be surprised either way – every contender in the category, to my eye, is a solid one. I’d say it’s even money which of us might get the trophy.

I’d lying if I said I won’t be disappointed if I don’t win, but either way, September 3rd will always be one of my great days. The question, as it stands, is whether or not it will be even more memorable.

Have an awesome day, everyone. I’m sure that I will.

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