I did this a couple of years ago when I first retired and entered HoF for the first time. I have had lots more experience in losing since then.....in fact, I've lost every major contest at least once, and most of them twice.......I have not met my 7 or 8 year dream (how long has the mag been around) of getting into CK but I have survived and thrived in other areas.
I'm posting this to inspire others who might feel "Undiscovered". Some of us will look at the title and see "Loser" first while others will see "Undiscovered"......Deep huh?
** I should add that my "loser" layouts were featured in another magazine ...as were my next year's loser layouts for the same contest. To be honest, they really were a better fit for that magazine and I was thrilled, my family was thrilled, and the local Barnes and Noble where I bought upteen copies was thrilled! I will always have an extreme loyalty and soft spot in my heart for that magazine.....which by the way does a special digital issue each year....:-)
Sometimes in all areas of life, we must let go of the "good" to receive the "best" for us. It would be wonderful to win the contest, but perhaps then I would not have concentrated as much on the writing which only months into my retirement resulted in a book deal and two books of poetry within a one year period.
Be encouraged, be consistent, be happy, be grateful and be yourself! Your day will come! You just have to recognize it when it does!