Happy Leap Day everyone! The whole world gets an extra day this year, and thank goodness since it’s 2012 and it might all come to an end in December! Kidding, kidding. But this day has special significance for 12 x 12 in 2012 participants because it is check-in day. So let’s hear it. Did you complete a draft this month? I know there are some of you crazy folks who completed 26 drafts for the Picture Book Marathon! But for purposes of this challenge, you only needed to complete one.
Once again I can say without a doubt that without the support and motivation of this group I never would have written a draft this month. I depart for my trip to Italy in less than 2 weeks and the preparation has been insane. Knowing I had to post this check-in today forced me to sit down at my desk on Tuesday night (yes, that IS yesterday) after the kids went to bed and knock out my draft. There is no question about the suckitude in that draft, but it has a beginning, middle and end, so I call it a month!
Thanks again to George Shannon for giving us such great inspiration as our February featured author. If you left a comment on his original post, you are automatically entered to win a critique from him, regardless of whether you completed a PB draft this month. If you did complete a draft in February, let us know in the comments and that will get you another entry. ONE IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT: YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR NAME (FIRST AND LAST) IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU WANT IT TO BE COUNTED AS AN ENTRY. Last month it took hours trying to figure out who everybody was based upon the aliases that WordPress sometimes uses as a name. So that is going to be the rule from now on for all giveaways – full name must be left in the comments. You have until midnight EST March 1st to leave a comment on this post and/or George’s original post to be eligible for the drawing. I’ll draw a winner via Random.org and post it to the blog on Friday, March 2nd.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to meet our featured author for March!!Categories: 12 x 12 in 2012, Giveaway, Goals, Picture Books, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12 in 2012, 12 x 12 Monthly Check-In, George Shannon, Giveaway, Julie Hedlund, Picture Books, Works in Progress, Writer, Writing