Before I say anything else, I want our participants on the East Coast who have been impacted by Sandy to know that I’m thinking of you. I hope you are all safe with your families even if you are suffering the inconvenience (as I know many of you are) of being without power and without (gasp!) Internet access. Once you are back online, check in with us here or on the Facebook page to let us know you are okay. I will be extended the deadline for comments on this check-in to next Wednesday, November 7, to account for those of you without power. Now we can move on to today’s business…
It’s Halloween here in the States, but you know what is really spooky? That we have only TWO MONTHS left in the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge! But never fear my friends, because there will be a 12 x 12 in 2013. Lots more information coming soon.
A couple of other quick service announcements. November is both Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) and Picture Book Month. For PiBoIdMo, author Tara Lazar hosts us as we strive to come up with one picture book idea a day. It’s a huge amount of fun and a great community. The guest authors that post on her blog throughout the month provide excellent idea caching and writing tips.
Meanwhile, our October author, Dianne de las Casas is the founder of Picture Book Month. Its mission is to celebrate the print picture book in the month of November. Check it out and spread the word. Be an ambassador! Best of all, share picture books with some children. Make sure you leave a comment for Dianne on her October 1st post. Not only will you show her your support, but you’ll automatically be entered to win a FREE critique from her regardless of whether you completed a PB draft this month.
So now I have to ask the scary question, because we all know it’s not only Halloween, it is also check-in day for 12 x 12 participants. Did you complete a picture book draft in October?
If you did complete a draft, let us know in the comments and that will get you another entry toward Dianne’s critique. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR NAME (FIRST AND LAST) IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU WANT IT TO BE COUNTED AS AN ENTRY. You have until midnight EST November 7th to leave a comment on this post and/or the October 1st post to be eligible for the drawing.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to meet our November featured author!Categories: 12 x 12 Featured Author, 12 x 12 in 2012, Authors, Giveaway, Goals, Halloween, PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Month, Picture Books, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12 in 2012, 12 x 12 Monthly Check-In, Author, Dianne de las Casas, Giveaway, Goals, Halloween, Julie Hedlund, PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Month, Picture Books, Tara Lazar, Works in Progress, Writing