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Hugo deadline imminent

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This year, I had it all planned out.

My to-do list is full of tasks like "post journal entry linking to Hugo recommendation sites" (NESFA, SF Awards Watch), "look at Feminist SF wiki lists" (Women eligible for 2009 SF Awards and Works by women eligible for 2009 SF Awards), and "read LJ recommendation list." All of those tasks had due dates of three weeks ago. I was supposed to decide who and what I was nominating two weeks ago, and submit the nomination form a week ago. Oh, and several weeks ago, I was supposed to check on the list of SH authors eligible for the Campbell Award and make sure nobody got left off.

I didn't do any of those things.

Instead, here it is just under 22 hours before the Hugo and Campbell nominating ballot is due, and not only do I have no idea what I'm nominating, but I've got lots of stuff to do between now and the deadline. Like sleep, and attend Potlatch, and run a session of the writing workshop there, and clean my living room.

So I'm once again gonna be frantically filling in the Hugo ballot at the last minute, despite the best of intentions.

I apologize especially to the Campbell-eligible SH writers for not being on the ball about this. Even though the Campbell people asked me nicely, twice, to deal with it.

My fancy new to-do list is very good at helping me list the things I have to do. But I still have to actually do them, and that's the hard part.

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