For the Hugo Nominees

In the midst of all the excitement yesterday, found out I might be attending the Hugo banquet with Apex Publications. Haven’t been to prom, but might be attending the Hugos. I find this hilarious.

Woke up this morning mad at my friend Maurice Broaddus who goaded me into singing this to honor the nominees. *shakes fist* (Even in my dreams, he’s incorrigible.) Re-posting the lyrics here.

We Are The Authors
(To the tune of We Are The Champions)

You’ve paid your SFWA dues /
Time after time /
You’ve induced internet rage /
But committed no crime /
And bad reviews /
You’ve had a few /
You’ve been ignored and bashed on Amazon /
But you’ve come through

We are great authors, my friends /
And we’ll keep on writing, till the end /
We are the authors /
We are the authors /
No time for haters /
‘Cause we are the authors /
Of many worlds

Tonight, you’ll take your bows /
And your curtain calls /
We brought you fame and fortune and everything that goes with it /
You’ll thank us all

But there’s been no fairy godmother /
No galactic cruise /
You consider this a challenge before the depths of space /
And you ain’t gonna lose /

(And the Hugos go on and on and on and ON)

We are the authors, my friends /
And we’ll keep on writing, till the end /
We are the authors /
We are the authors /
No time for haters /
‘Cause we are the authors /
Of many worlds.

    Mood: Bubbly with a side of chocolate bunny.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Coffee is finally hitting me in 3… 2… 1…
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Housework
    Yesterday’s Projects:
    In My Ears: I am my own soundtrack.
    Game Last Played: Battle Nations! I slaughtered some raiders.
    Movie Last Viewed: Ella Enchanted
    Book Last Read: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks
    Latest Artistic Project: Cross-stitch
    Latest Release: Redwing’s Gambit for Bulldogs! the RPG



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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