It's interesting how you can come up with an idea that you think is good, spend weeks trying to craft it into a flowing narrative, working even at the expense of your own comfort, and end with what you think is a good product. Then, you put it next to somebody else's work and in an instant it turns into a piece of crap.
Anyway, I made it into the first round of TOFA and was quite pumped, this being the first year I had even entered. I was summarily trounced in the first round, whic was the first one with actual scores. Think I'll open up a lemonade stand, since my summer is kind of free now.