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12 X 12 August 2016 Check-In!

12 x 12 August 2016 Check-In!

Wow, August was in and out so fast, I didn’t get a featured author post up AND the check-in is late. Never fear, though. We’re giving you an extra day to check in (through Saturday), and there is still a great prize to be had (see below).

I did not write a new draft in August, but I did revise an existing manuscript. I’m feeling good about September though, now that the kids are back in school.

Speaking of September, we WILL have a featured author post. Check the blog on Tuesday, September 6th for a post I know you are going to love.

Now tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in August? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. This month’s winner will win two of the books Matthew Winner mentioned in his webinar this month: Please, Mr. Panda and Dragon Was Terrible.

Here is what you need to do to check in for a chance to win:

  1. See the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post that says “Please, Mr. Panda and Dragon Was Terrible” at the top.
  2. There was no author post this month, so click the first option if you are a Picture Book Writer. (Hint: If you’re a 12 x 12 member, you ARE a picture book writer!) Hit ENTER and move on to the next step.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Draft” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in August. If you did, click ENTER, if you did not, move on to the next step.
  4. Click on the last “Revised a PB Draft” button. This will ask if you revised a PB in August. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. That’s it! Rafflecopter will track your points.

We’ve created a quick video to walk you through your monthly check-in. You can view it in the Video Tutorial section of the forum HERE.

You have until midnight Eastern on September 3rd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and I’ll announce it on the blog on September 5th.

Time to fall in to your September draft!

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This Post Has 29 Comments
  1. August did fly by! Bye-bye August, hello September!
    I completed a draft for the RPG contest and I revised again and again before I submitted it.

  2. August flew by!!! My daughter and I fulfilled our Summer of American History challenge and I managed to get a PB ms draft done!
    Summer 2016 was a blast!
    Congrats to everyone who got a contract and keep on keepin on to those in my boat ….
    2916 isn’t over yet!!! WE CAN DI IT!?

  3. Yes, August flew by! Even though my medical issues kicked up big time this month (had more blood work and a CT scan done due to a 2:00 am ER visit) I did manage to revise 2 picture books and added a new rough draft to my list

  4. Still feeling a glow from August productivity (spurred to the finish by the Ripple Grove Press opportunities). But looking onward to September and October! Have as goals to revise and post one full MS for critique, and to deepen work on two new drafts, one nearly there, one brand-new. Glad to share the energy and hope of fellow strivers.

  5. Julie, it’s so refreshing to check in and see so many others’ struggling to make goals and meet them in spite of life’s normal chaos. After watching the fb video on completing work, I finally posted my story for critique, understanding that it isn’t done, and this is the next step to completion. Thank you and all the 12 x 12 folks for your hard efforts, patience and endless positivity 🙂

  6. August flew by with a flurry of activity between new manuscripts written, many revisions, and even submissions to publishers as well as agents. Looking forward to moving ahead more in September.

  7. Finally finished a ms I started months ago. Spent a LOT of time revising. I’m working to be ready to submit in October.

  8. Wow! What a month. revisions, revisions ,revisions. And we’re almost half done with 12×12. I don’t know where the time goes.

  9. Busy summer with family travel, then jumped into homeschooling, and back into writing, in August. Excited about a new draft and a couple revisions, some great webinars, and ideas to run with for September. Hope to post a couple stories in progress for critique soon.

  10. What a busy month. I have written and revised a new manuscript. Also, I’m applying for some writing grants and I was the Denise Vega Believe Scholarship Recipient for 2016. Working hard. Need some tea and yoga.

  11. Finished a new draft this month, and revised one I wrote a month or two ago. Goal is to really polish one, to near final version this month.

  12. I revised two manuscripts while working on their dummies, and wrote a new draft just in time to count for August. Excited for a productive month in what’s been a slow writing year.

  13. I had a productive summer, but it’s always easier for me to write in the summer time since I work during the school year. I did get a new story written and another one revised during August.

  14. I live in 115 degree heat in the summer. So, this is like our winter–even trees and plants go dormant until it cools off. So because of this, writing was very attractive. Writing tends to be sedentary, so writing and high heat are a good mix. <:O)

  15. Well, this summer life events took over and my writing “new” drafts came to a bit of a screeching halt. I have still managed to revise a draft every month though. BUT a whirlwind romance, a wedding (pulled off in 2 weeks), a move (integrating 2 households worth of stuff), a revision of my classroom (relabeling everything with my new last name), and the start of a very stressful school year (LOTS of change) has been a LOT to deal with!

  16. August was finally a productive month for me… I caught up by writing 2 new drafts. Feels good to be on track for a change. Now brainstorming ideas for my Sep draft. As for revisions….well thats another story – Something I definitely need to work on finding time for!!

  17. This is my latest draft ever. I just couldn’t stand not being able to check it off, so I got it done on Wednesday. So glad I made myself do it. It opened the flood gates. September is off to a fabulous start.

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