I Won! What Have you won?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by usedtobehoney, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. usedtobehoney

    usedtobehoney Senior Member

    This week I won a flash fiction contest. I have always been more of a journalist, poet and songwriter. It's taken me over 10 years to get here with fiction, but here I am.

    I was soooo surprised. It's just a workshop I'm a part of and I was voted top poet sometime last year and top reviewer around the same time, but that was for poetry. This is awesome. The last two things I remember winning:
    1. honorable mention in another poetry contest(got me published about 5 yrs ago)
    2. honorable mention in my first poetry contest(when I was like 17)

    What about you? Have you put yourself out there to even be considered a winner? I know I've only entered a tiny few writing contests, let alone fiction.

    I recommend getting involved in a real community and not just submitting blindly to some place. Knowing the editors or judges and what they like helps a lot. But honestly I just wrote what I wrote, with no real clue of what the judges would be into. Though I've been apart of the community for awhile. It was nice. I want more stories of success or at least some of you to go out there and create/submit/allow people to experience your talent. Who knows what might come out of it.
  2. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    Congratulations :)

    I hope that it opens paths for you in the future.
  3. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    I got 4th place in a pumpkin carving/painting contest in 3rd grade :blush5:
  4. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    I won the Pinewood Derby in cub scouts when I was 10!!!!!!
  5. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    recently. 25gift card family dollar. ill be damned the .com thing on the reciept works.
  6. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    a mac computer
  7. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    i keep winning free disneyland trips and free carpet cleaning

    i hang up on them
  8. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    What is this "winning" you speak of...
  9. usedtobehoney

    usedtobehoney Senior Member

    It's something that only happens when you risk failing and you're okay with either outcome. ;)
  10. wiccan_witch

    wiccan_witch Senior Member

    Congrats, honey!

    Putting yourself out there sometimes really pays off. :)
  11. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    Eh never won anything

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter

    My Best Win Ever Came About 9 Years Ago When I

    Bought A Fujitsu Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner, Which Entitled Me

    To Enter The Big Plasma Screen Giveaway.

    I Won The Screen And At That Time They Were Selling For $13999-00...:eek:.

    No Retailer In Town Had One On Display And Were Keen To Drop In

    And Take A Peek At It...:).

    For $13999-00 You Only Got A Screen, There Was No Internal Tuner,

    So It Had To Be Fed By A VCR...:).

    Cheers Glen.
  13. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

    my brother won tickets to see and meet motley crue, autographed guitar, CD, dinner at spaghetti warehouse, and limo ride to all that. He took me, so I won by proxy.

    I won a raffle on field day in my senior year of high school, and it included a sweet igloo cooler filled with all kinds of goodies. that was pretty sweet!
  14. I won a lot of poker tournaments.
  15. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    I won a video game tournement a few years ago. Got a sweet medal for that.
    And won an athletic competition in school. Kind of like a mini olympics. Long ago i tossed all my trophys including that one. Most of the other trophys were for bowling.
  16. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    The only thing I ever won were spelling bees. *adjusts nerd glasses and pocket protector*

    Actually, When I was a kid, one time while we were at the mall, I entered to win a log cabin play house using my dad's information, and won.

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