REMINDER: The deadline to sign up for the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge is 10:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, January 29th.  Don’t miss this chance to connect and work with 350+ picture book authors and illustrators who’ve committed to writing one picture book draft every month in 2012.  Still not sure?  Consider these benefits:

  1. The chance to win craft-related giveaways such as critiques, books, consultations, etc. from our monthly featured authors.  This month’s prize is a critique from Tara Lazar.
  2. Access to the 12 x 12 Facebook Group, where an active and supportive group of writers are cheering each other on and helping each other out.  Seriously, these people are already moving mountains for each other – forming critique groups, sharing resources, giving advice.
  3. Spontaneous opportunities such as the one being offered in February – a chance to win a critique with freelance editor Tamson Weston.
  4. The biggest benefit?  You could end the year with 12 shiny PB drafts.  What could be better than that?

If you are ready to take the plunge, you can sign on the digital line here.  

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  1. Thanks for the post Im in. I actually finished two illustrations/stories and published them in a power point presentation so far this year, So this challenge should help keep me motivated.

  2. just finished my first draft of 2010! yay, me!

  3. Help, Julie! I know I am in. 🙂 But I need to know: do we submit the PB draft to you via email? In a comnent to you on your blog with a link?

    I know I must be missing this very obvious part of the challenge…but for the life of me, I can’t find where it tells us. Please, please have pity on me and let me know. 🙂 I finished my January PB draft. : – )

    By the way, 350+…hats off to you, Julie!!!

  4. WOW! More than 350! Cool! 🙂

  5. How do I sign up for the facebook group?

  6. Whahoo!! I have been sending out the word. Here’s to 375.

  7. OK – I’ve written a story. Rizzy acts Rude. Now on to February!

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