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It will probably come as no surprise that I did NOT get a draft written this month. Instead, I have confirmation that my next book, MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN, will be published next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaignΒ with a week and a half left to go!! So I consider that worth a draft for sure. πŸ™‚

Now it’s your turn. How did you do in November? Let us know in the comments and of course in the Rafflecopter.

Quick reminder: Our December featured agent, Jennifer Starkman, will accept submissions from GOLD members December 1st at 8:00am through December 15th at 6pm EST/3pm PST.

Here is what you need to do to check in for a chance to win a critique from Linda Ashman or a copy of her book The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, even if you didn’t complete a draft!

  1. See the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post that says “Critique with Linda Ashman” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Linda’s Blog Post” button. It will reveal the task, which is to comment on Linda’s blog post. Commenting on Linda’s post is mandatory and gets you one point even if you didn’t complete a draft in November. If you haven’t yet commented, click here to do so. Then you click ENTER on that option in Rafflecopter, which will then open the next two options.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in November. If you did, click ENTER, if you did not, move on to the next step.
  4. Click on the last “Revised a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you revised a PB in November. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. Submit your entry. Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on December 1st to enter your results. I will then have Rafflecopter draw a winner and announce it on the blog on December 2nd.

Many, many thanks to Linda Ashman for showing all that a bad beginning can lead to a great ending!

Finally, don’t forget to come back soon to meet December’s talented featured author!
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  1. I revised and wrote a really, really, rough draft of a story that should make a FANTASTIC picture book. YaY for us!

  2. It doesn’t seem possible that today is the last day of November… before you know it, it will be Christmas!

    This has been another busy month for me… what with coming up with 70 ideas for PiBoIdMo as well as revising and submitting manuscripts right and left.

    I revised and submitted one of my old PB manuscripts and sent it to the 12 x 12 November agent; revised my chapter book and sent it out to agents, revised three other PBs and sent them out also.

    Last month I got my first agent request for a full on my chapter book. Received a reply thanking me for sending them the full and that I would hear back from them in roughly 4 weeks time… but I did not sit back wait for an answer but continued to send out submissions. Two weeks ago I sent out my MG and an hour later got an email requesting a full, and it’s from an agent who is first on my top 5 list, so my fingers are crossed as he liked the first 3 chapters.

    Hope everyone has a great Decenber!!

  3. Hooray! Your challenge continues to be an awesome motivator for me Julie. I didn’t think I’d get a draft or a revision done, but had free time yesterday evening while the family was conked out in a turkey coma and got both done. Thanks again!

  4. Thanks to PiBoIdMo I came up with this months draft for 12 x 12 – they work so well alongside each other! πŸ™‚

  5. So far so good. Revision and rough draft done! If I can do both in December, I will be so grateful and excited. Looking forward to 2014.

  6. You will get tired of hearing all of these ‘thank you’s’, Julie! If not for 12×12, I KNOW I would not have written and submitted at all this year. But I have! Yay!
    A post on PiBoIdMo a few days ago sparked a story idea that I wrote in two days and revised and am sending to Rate Your Story tomorrow…and will then submit to an editor who says she is looking for just such a book. I never did one so quickly…but I love it…and read it to the kids and parents at yesterday’s family get-together…and received rave reviews.:) πŸ™‚
    And I’ve revised several pb stories…one that I sent to the November 12×12 agent a week ago.

  7. Yes! Revised A Draft.

  8. Thanks to PiBoIdMo, I wrote two and revised two, and have ideas to work on 2014!

  9. No new PB draft for me this month, but I did revise!

  10. No new PB draft for me this month. I did completely revise a manuscript that went through an editing process.

  11. November flew by, but I did finally manage to get back on track and get a very rough draft written and another PB revised.

  12. No draft, but 2 revisions πŸ™‚

  13. One rough draft, one revision done for November πŸ˜€

  14. Finished one draft and one revision πŸ™‚

  15. Can’t believe the year is almost over!

  16. Thanks to PiBoIdMo, 30 new ideas, 3 of which have a rough draft. But no revisions this month – πŸ™

  17. November? Over? What? Wasn’t it just the- never mind.

  18. A self-appointed writer’s retreat and PiBoIdmo helped me this month to accomplished all three!

  19. I have four drafts this months thanks to PiBoIdMo.

  20. Alas, (gosh, I hate admitting this after Rena’s FOUR drafts above)…I did NOT complete a picture book draft this month. No excuses. I did get 30 ideas thru PiBoIdMo which is even MORE of a reason I should have had a draft, but no. Still. what a great process.

  21. Two new drafts for me this month and one revision! Wahoo! PiBoIdMo helped get the idea faucet flowing! πŸ™‚

  22. i did a few. kelly mcdonald

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