This is the first time I've been a double-header nominee. It's the first time I've been a Nebula nominee in any capacity. And thanks to my friend cancer, this is probably the last year I'll be able to attend the ceremonies. Win, lose or draw, I can have fun and go out with a bang, so to speak. This means a lot to me. Good for my ego, good for my writing career, a loving validation from both my professional peers (the Nebula) and the readership in general (the Hugo).
So, yes. I am pleased and overwhelmed and thrilled and humbled all at the same time. And so glad I get to experience this at this point in my life.