The very first short story contest I ever entered I won 3rd place. I'm still trying to figure out what I did right back then.
I stumbled on FWers a few years ago and it's been a major blessing in my life. I love the little gold review boxes. Just when you think you can't write another word, someone sends an encouraging remark, and its like gas in an empty tank. I've dabbled in writing for as long as I can remember, including song lyrics. I'm still trying to discover what type of writing could be God's ministry for me. Maybe it isn't writing at all, but whatever, it's a pasttime that I love.
By the way, I'm not on private messenger so can't access any emails that have been sent.