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LMFA Nominations

I received my nominations a few days ago and had the delightful, but also difficult task of paring down to the ten allowed on the ballot. I'm so grateful to everyone who liked my stuff well enough to remember it and to take the time to nominate it! What About Now, the SG-22 series and the On Ice series, and It's About Friendship received various nominations on the gen side, and Half Heaven, Half Heartbreak, Love's Forbearance, and The Silent Key received noms on the slash side. The nominations mean as much to me as actually winning an award, because the noms let me know that people are enjoying the stories, and that's what matters most to me. Given the extraordinary talent in this fandom, and the rich variety of stories that I saw nominated on the initial lists, it's a privilege to be counted in such company. I was really delighted to also receive a nomination for Outstanding Slash Author. LOL, given the terrific slash authors in this fandom, I certainly don't expect to win such an honour, but it's so neat to just be on the ballot!

Thank you, everyone who nominated me, thank you so much for this acknowledgement and encouragement. Means the world to me.

And a huge THANK YOU (with a wild round of applause) to everyone on the LMFA Committee. I know you all put in countless hours and a good deal of effort to facilitate this process each year to encourage authors, artists and website hosts, and to give us such a wonderful repository of story recs and links. Not to mention the links to stunning artwork, songvids, and archive and resource sites. You guys ROCK!

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kat_rowe
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
congrats and good luck *smushes you*
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the good wishes! I just can't stop grinning. Such a nice feeling.
kat_rowe
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Always feels nice to be nominated *crosses fingers* Finally had time to start reading the amnesia fic. only Blair so far, but I just want to take him in my lap and pet him until it all goes away :)

*hugs you*
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh, I do hope you enjoy that story!
kat_rowe
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
I am so far although it probably goes without saying that i won't be finishing tonight ;p

*hug*
krossero
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Congratulations! You certainly deserve it!

(BTW, The Silent Key is one of my favorite fics, though I'm ashamed to say I may never have given you feedback for it. I'm appallingly terrbile about that.)
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! I'm so glad to know you enjoyed The Silent Key so much! I really appreciate you mentioning that! :)
krossero
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :) There are so many stories that I read while I was still lurking on the fringes of the fandom that I haven't reviewed or commented on.

I'm sure I'll get around to giving feedback on them...someday. :D
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh, hey, don't beat yourself up! Hardly anyone ever gives feedback anymore, unless it's on segments of wips posted on LJ. But, as you read in the future, it really would be great if you left comments on stories, especially if you enjoyed them!
snycock
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Congratulations, that's terrific! Good luck!
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Ah, hey, thanks, Jen ... and I'll bet congratulations are in order for you, too! ::twirls you::
starwatcher307
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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Oh, that's exciting; congratulations!

The hardest thing is voting; as you say, we have so many excellent writers in this fandom. But you're right, it's such an honor just to have the nominations, which were selected from so many available stories.

I need to make a post about mine; One Bright Summer got *five* noms, which I had to pare down to three, but I'm so tickled that people enjoy kid-Jim-and-Blair. And All that Glitters was nommed for original character; I called Cindy right away. She was so thrilled, since those original characters are more or less us.
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caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetie, I'm SOOOOO pleased that One Bright Summer and All the Glitters got noms! I love those stories! Congratulations! And yes, Cindy will be so pleased!
roslynsmuse
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
::Wild applause:: Well deserved by you and Starwatcher!
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie, and a hearty congratulations on your nominations, too!!!!! Very well deserved!
maaaaa
Aug. 29th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations. :)
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, maaaaa! But, come on, come clean -- I'll bet you have nominations, too!
maaaaa
Aug. 29th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
You're welcome...and no, no nominations. I'm a non-participating author.
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh, okay ... I've known others over the years who have chosen not to participate for various reasons, and I respect your decision. Still, doesn't change the fact that I'm sure you would have nominations if you did choose to participate. You're a good writer and you've got some solid, touching stories out there.
maaaaa
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That's very sweet and it means a lot coming from you.
laurie_ky
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!

Your noms are well deserved and it's great that you are physically able to write again.

Laurie
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laurie. It's really soooo nice to be able to write again without pain.

And, hey, I haven't seen your post about nominations, yet, but knowing your work and how beloved it is by so many, I have to believe you have a goodly number of your own!
laurie_ky
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I made the ballot for new slash author and for slash original character (A Fair Distance) and three other slash stories were nominated. ( A Sea-Change, A Delectable Form of Defeat, and Forty Years of Fear Based Responses)

Laurie
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! See, I knew it! Congratulations, Laurie! I'm very pleased for you!
jessriley
Aug. 29th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations once again :0)
caarianna
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, mate! And congrats right back at you! Well done, you!
pattrose
Aug. 30th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Marilyn.
Hugs, Patt
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, PattRose! ::hugs you back!::
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