I will say exactly this about the US elections: I’m glad they’re over! I couldn’t stand the suspense.
I am still in suspense about one thing, however: the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Here’s a lovely article at CBC Online profiling the five nominees for the English Language Children’s Text award.
The only other nominee I’ve read is Susin Nielsen’s The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would be perfectly content and feel there is justice in the world if I lost to her. I’m sure the other three are also great. Mostly, though, I’m ready for the suspense to be over.
(I’m not in suspense over the Carnegie Medal because March is very far away. Ask me again in February.)
In other news, NaNoWriMo proceeds apace. I have been logging time and falling short of my goals, which is all pretty much par for the course. You’d think, since I have already announced I’m cheating, I could just cheat myself ahead, but apparently even cheaters have principles. I’m a cheater but not a liar, perhaps, although I realize that’s cutting it fine.
Really, it means I need to go put my bum in the correct chair. Like, now. Toodle-oo!