is officially over!
And now that the final judgements have been announced, I can discuss the topic without fear.
Judge feedback was surprisingly kind. Especially considering I may be the first writer to have ever submitted a final round shorter than his/her/its tournament audition. Seriously. The sheer audacity amazes even me.
Still, I did my best with what resources I had at the time, and it seems I helped add a little enjoyment to the world. No regrets.
Speaking of potential misgivings, writing for TJ was a super weird experience. Lots of mixed feelings about that. In fact, the whole writer-character-interaction dynamic was one I felt leery of publicly delving into, but I very much wanted to participate in mippins's tournament. Partly because I'd already promised to join one of her events, but mostly because I have a lot of faith in her ability to host a quality event. She did not disappoint. Thanks, mippins!
Yeah, on the whole, I'd say it was worth taking the plunge.
On a semi-related topic, astute readers may have noticed that my first round was submitted unfinished, before later being completed after all the judging was done. Those readers may also have noticed that my round three is still not done. I still haven't decided whether or not to finish that particular round. I'm leaning towards 'no', but I do have a fair bit of unpublished material already typed up. Seems like a shame to waste it all.
Maybe I'll just post a summary with some of the choicer quotes, either as a scrap or a journal. Something to think about.