As impossible as it is for me to believe we’re already one full month into 2012, here we are. Did you get a Picture Book draft written in January? Let us know in the comments section. If you did – YAY – you’re eligible for an extra point toward a critique from Tara Lazar (but make sure you’ve left a comment on her Jan. 1 post). You have until midnight EST Feb 1st to leave a comment on this post and Tara’s initial post to be eligible for the drawing. I’ll draw a winner via Random.org on Feb. 2nd.
If you didn’t complete a draft this month, try not to be discouraged, and don’t get down on yourself. Brush yourself off and get ready for February. While the ultimate goal is 12 PBs, the main idea is to write more by being part of the group than you would have by going it on your own.
I did get my draft finished, albeit by the skin of my teeth. I wrote the conclusion only yesterday. With both of my kids having birthdays this month, January is always busy. Add to that all the administration related to the launch of this challenge, and I can say for absolute certain that I would not have written anything this month if it weren’t for you guys. So thanks! The challenge is working its magic already!
Now, for those of you who
are really, truly crazy need an even greater challenge, February is also the Picture Book Marathon. The goal there is to write 26 PB drafts in February (with three rest days). Good luck to those of you who participate. I’ll be cheering you on – from the sidelines! 🙂
Many thanks, once again, to Tara Lazar, who launched this challenge for us so beautifully!! We are all going to buy her debut picture book, THE MONSTORE, when it comes out next year, right??
AND – Be sure to come back tomorrow for our February featured author. Excitement!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, Giveaway, Picture Book Marathon, Picture Books, Tara Lazar, Works in Progress, Writing