This week I’ve been winning some things! The first win involved no skill, but a tiny bit of effort: It was a lifetime subscription to “BCG Pro” (British Comedy Guide, which is “The UK’s #1 platform for comedy creatives”).
All I did was send in a feedback questionnaire, and then I think my name was just randomly drawn out of a virtual hat. I was already receiving the BCG newsletters, which are great for comedy fans and include things like:
- Roundups of comedy shows coming up on TV/radio/streaming this week
- News of upcoming live comedy shows
- Comedy DVD releases
…but BCG Pro includes more in-depth comedy related content, such as:
- Advice on writing/editing comedy scripts
- Directories of industry professionals
- News about conferences, competitions, and open calls
- other learning & networking opportunities for comedy writers
My second win involved more effort, and more skill. I won first prize in the “Beginners’ Applied” category of Leeds Marquetry Group‘s annual competition. I’ve already mentioned it in my LaserSister.com blog, but briefly: It was a Yorkshire Rose coaster created from my own design, and was the first marquetry project I ever completed:
OK, it’s not the best piece of marquetry in the world, but hey – I’m a beginner, so I was very pleased to have produced a piece that looked even close to what I’d imagined.
Funny how I feel sheepish about having won the thing that I’ve put lots of effort into, but am super-happy about winning a thing that was based on dumb luck. Maybe I should work on my self confidence a bit more…