Well, last night was the presentation of the 2014 Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Award and I didn't win (although I did get some Myriad graphic novels as a runner-up prize, which was nice). Other than that, though, it was a great evening. All of the shortlisted entries were very good and the incredibly talented Jade Sarson was a deserving winner. I was very nervous before I went up on stage to do my reading but it ended up going really well and I was very pleased with the response I got. I really wasn't sure how well a book about my history of embarrassing health problems would go down but reaching the shortlist in this competition, getting a lot of laughs during my reading, and having a lot of people come up to me after the reading to tell me how funny it was has really boosted my confidence in this project. I will definitely be completing it. Thank you to Myriad and the judges for shortlisting me (and for the graphic novels), I really appreciate it.
I should probably get on with the rest of the book now.