Ask and you shall receive. On the 12 x 12 in 2012 Facebook page, participants asked if we could do something special to mark the halfway point of the challenge. Enter the BLOG PARTY. From June 25 through July 2, you are invited to share your joys, frustrations, moments of inspiration or any other aspect of 12 x 12 on your own blog.

You could share a picture of all of the manuscripts you’ve written, or a photo of you toasting yourself. Write a 12 x 12 poem. Do a 12 x 12 dance and record it on YouTube. Really, the sky is the limit, and it will be fun to see what you all come up with to share.

The 12 x 12 Blog Party will begin at 12:01 Mountain Standard time on June 25th, when my own post goes live and includes the Linky List.

To participate, all you have to do is:

  1. Write a post celebrating (or lamenting) the halfway point of the 12 x 12 challenge.
  2. Include the link to your post on the Linky List that will be available on my June 25th blog post.
  3. Please use the fancy-schmancy image (above – top left), originally designed by Linda Silvestri that I feebly doctored to make a Blog Party badge for us.  Please paste the fancy-schmancy badge on your blog post with this link embedded:

Please note the link will not work until my June 25th post goes live.

So, are you ready to party serious??? If so, don your party hat and put on your dancing shoes!

Categories: 12 x 12 in 2012, Friendship, Goals, Picture Books, Writing · Tags: , , , , , , ,



  1. Yeah, BUDDY!!!! SO stoked about this!!

    Thanks, Julie! This will be fun!

  2. YAHOO!!! So looking forward to this party!

  3. This is very cool! Lookin’ forward to it!

  4. I love your 12 X 12’s! A blog party sounds like a lot of fun, way to go, Julie!

  5. I think my celebration most definitely calls for chocolate!

  6. WOW! Writing a picture book draft each month was a total blast…and now we get a party as well? Super cool…thanks, Julie. I’ll be there with bells on…or something like that. 🙂

  7. Super idea Julie. I need to re-subscribe I’ve not been getting your posts recently.

  8. This is going to be fun!!! I’m looking forward to the celebration!

  9. Yay…a virtual party! I can’t wait.

  10. What a bodacious fancy-schmancy thingamobob banner. Love it! Love your idea too. I’m in, pal! *waves peace sign*

  11. I look forward to the celebration!

  12. Looks like this will be an awesome event…Can’t wait to join!

  13. Yay! So Cool about this…… already making the cake! ….LOL

  14. Whoohoo! Great idea, Julie! Can’t believe the year is half over…or that I have written 6 picture books ;-}

  15. I am a rather silent participant but SO SO appreaciate the ongoing posts.and inspiration so on the 25 LET’S get the partay started!!!

  16. Woo hoo! Party time 🙂 Can’t wait.

  17. I can’t wait! This is going to be a lot of fun.

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