... is that now you can get bad news very, very quickly -- and totally indirectly: between Twitter and Facebook I've found out that two other writers have been told they've been nominated for the Aurora. Since my mailbox is empty, this almost certainly means... I wasn't.
One shouldn't care about this stuff, of course, and usually I don't... I suppose it's because this year I undertook a campaign to get nominated. I feel a bit like Bart Simpson in the episode where he has to pass a history test to pass the fourth grade: it's not that I failed, it's that I tried and failed. Congrats, however, to all the worthy nominees (I don't actually know who was nominated in the English short fiction category, but I have no doubt they were all worthy and probably all better stories than mine.)