Sunday, June 12, 2011

Writing Journal: Wow -- I'm a Winner!

Wow! I can't believe it -- Something I wrote won a contest!

My 50-word story, "A Trashy Story" was selected as one of the three winners at the GeekingOutAbout 50-word story contest!  Awesome!!!

While I didn't win the grand prize, I am still amazed and very honored to have had something I wrote be selected.  Also, technically, this qualifies as my first-ever 'published' piece, since someone other than me had to accept it and then post it or put it in print.  So a two-fer of awesomeness!

There may not have been a huge amount of entries ("over 25"), but I think the ones they selected to post show tremendous talent, and I'm extremely flattered to have one of my stories chosen from among them.

Click HERE for the Announcement Post.and to read the other winners.

Too cool!!!  I'll be smiling all day...   8^)


Milo James Fowler said...

Congrats, Chris -- and nice work. Let's hear it for Teddy!

Chris Fries said...

Thanks, Milo!

They passed on the ones about the zombie and the alien invasion, but the teddy-bear story made it through! I guess I have a mushy soft side, too... ;^)

I'm pretty excited -- it's the first thing I've ever had win or accepted or 'published' in any way.

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Chris, that is absolutely great news!! Very very happy for you! WAY TO GO :)

Chris Fries said...

Thanks Julia!

It might not quite be like making the New York Times best-seller list, but I think it's cool, and it's a start...

Milo James Fowler said...

You're on the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame, dude! Keep up the good work.

D said...

Congrats Chris! Your story was my fav!

Chris Fries said...

@Milo: Thanks again! Truthfully, I probably would have never even entered if I hadn't joined the W1S1 challenge. I really appreciate your work in guiding that!

@D: Thank you very much -- that's very kind of you to say. I really appreciate it!