In which we are surprised and pleased...
For those of you who don't follow my website, One Geek To Another is the blog I started last year just after GenCon. It's an advice and etiquette column for the geek world, and alternates between essay topics (ranging from how and why to make introductions to things like how to handle others geek prized possessions...) and Q&A letters that are sent in. We've dealt with everything from how to handle pressure to take an In Character relationship over to Out of Character, how to talk with non-geeks about your geek hobbies, or this week's topic, how to handle canceling out of a con-room situation.
For a blog that deals with all aspects of geek culture (movies, music, karaoke, conventions) along with gaming in all its myriad forms to be nominated for a game-focused award along side such great strictly-game focused blogs as Critical Hits, Gnome Stew, Kobold Quarterly, and NewbieDM.com - well, I'm honored and amazed!
Oh, and several other products I worked on were nominated as well - Geist and Goblin Markets for White Wolf and Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas for 12 to Midnight - but my blog was a first for me - my first indie product nomination!
(I blogged more about the ENnie process on my website, for those who are unfamiliar with these awards.)
I haven't been blogging a lot lately - summer here in Arizona feels oppressively sunny and hot, even down here in Bisbee. The monsoons haven't started yet, and I'm on pins and needles both waiting for them and with a thousand myriad other aspects of my life. I'm not good at waiting or not being in control (yeah, I know, big shock for those of you who know me personally!) and it's making me a little crazy.
I've started volunteering at our local library on Thursday mornings. It's just reshelving books and shelf-reading (going through the shelved books and making sure things are in the proper place/order) but it's something they can always use an extra hand with, and it makes me feel productive.
We're also doing a lot of work around the house and yard, anticipating the arrival of the monsoons. We tore down a retaining wall that was falling down out front, and just ordered a pallet of stone bricks to replace it. That should make the front of the house look really nice, especially when we get the flower bed that it was supporting all tidied and mulched and replanted.
But now, I'd better get back to work on Shattered Glass. I've got awesome patrons who are waiting for this story, and I don't want to let them down!