Yeah, I foobed it with 3Day. The good thing, though, is that I now have another universe, although a slightly cramped one, within which to write stories (see The Siren’s Consort in Bill’s Worlds). A short story is currently out in a market, awaiting a decision.
The point here is I could be sitting around, sucking my thumb about whiffing at the 3DN contest. Instead, I not only put one of the Molokai books into ABNA just now, but I entered a Riddled Space story for an annual award contest.
It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down, it matters how often you get back up.