Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Writing Tournament--The Results are In!

Well, here they are, friends! The results! I will copy and paste what the judges said here:

Again, the scores were really close.

That's a terrible way to start.  What is a good way to start when we are at the end of the competition?

Shambhala has not opened its doors to the world yet.  Lucy, Gavin, and Adam prevented its premature opening.  Who knows what would have happened if the armies of the hidden world were to come to the surface to dwell.  Those evil people that would have brought the world to ashes are no more.

It's been a pleasure working with all of you.  We weaved a story based on the myths, legends, and conspiracies of our own world, and there is always more to tell.

There was a slight delay in judging, as something called the "curse of the Tournament of Secrets" has struck the judges.  I have been naive concerning the curse.  I simply thought it was a matter of superstition.  Maybe there is something to it.  Never mind.  Let's just be wary about it in the future.

The judges have concluded that Lucy Finch wins yet again.  Congrats Alyssa Auch, you've won Tournament of Secrets: Hora Incerta, Mors Certa! 

Confetti and balloons rained down on my head! Actually I was sitting in bed with my kindle, trying to wipe sleep boogers from my eyes and ignore the shrieks of my children as I read the news. Close enough, though.

I had such a good time in this tournament! It was a fantastic way to stretch my writing muscles, and I met some seriously incredible writers in the process. Reading their stuff was honestly a pleasure, and I know those scores had to be absurdly close.

If you ever get the chance to join a writing tournament, DO IT! It's so much fun!


  1. Yeay! Congratulations! Sleep boogers and children are a great way to celebrate :)

    1. Right? Children make everything more entertaining. Thank you!

  2. Congrats! Doing a writing tournament does sound like fun. Good luck in any future ones.

    1. It really was! I might try finding another one some time. Thank you!

  3. Wow, Big Congrats Alyssa! I'm quite certain you really had fun. Way to go.

  4. SWEET!!!!! Congrats Alyssa, awesome job!!!!