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12 X 12 Check-In October 2017

12 x 12 Check-In October 2017

It turns out October was an auspicious month for me. I wrote not one, but TWO new drafts (although I am going to count the second one for November because “It’s my challenge and I’ll do what I want to…” LOL). I also revised yet another draft. To top it all off, I just spent a wonderful weekend in Austin at The Writing Barn for a Picture Book Intensive. I met quite a few 12 x 12 members I hadn’t met before, got plenty of inspiration, AND wrote that second draft of the month.

Now it’s your turn!

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in October? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. Our prize comes from this month’s Featured Author Katey Howes. One lucky winner will get a picture book manuscript and query critique!

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 “A PB Manuscript & Query Critique at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Katey’s post” button. Commenting on Katey’s post is mandatory for this giveaway and you can enter the Rafflecopter even if you didn’t write a draft this month. You can comment on the post here.  Click ENTER.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Draft” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in October. If you did, click ENTER, if 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 October. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. That’s it! Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on November 2nd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on November 3rd.

(Remember, monthly draft and revision badges are awarded separately from your Rafflecopter entry. Watch this handy tutorial to find out how to get your badges. CLICK HERE.)

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This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. I wrote a new manuscript in October and revised an older one again. I want my ms to shine. Thanks to my 12 X 12 Critiques it is getting there.

  2. Where did the month go? It doesn’t seem possible that today is the first day of November… and before you know it the holidays will be here.

    October has been a so-so month for me… I wrote a Halloween PB which hopefully will be revised this coming month.

    I also revised and submitted one of my older PB manuscripts and sent it to the 12 x 12 October Agent and am still working on the revisions of my chapter book, Anya.

    Hopefully I can go over both my PB and chapter book manuscript and submit them before Thanksgiving.

  3. I’m not entirely sure where October went, but I do know I’m in a writing slump. My drafts are short & ugly, I feel like my ideas are squat. Yet I keep coming back to the dream that I too, will have my picture book in libraries and stores (and hopefully before I hit 50!). Slumps stink but the ember of a dream still burns

  4. Julie, I’m impressed with your month’s accomplishments… and, unfortunately, jealous because I did NOT (admitting it, owning it) write a draft this month — er, in October. “It’s my challenge and I’ll do what I want to”– L . O . L . ! !
    Didn’t revise, even. My creative outlet this month was Halloween costuming, props, & the like. But here’s to November’s potential!

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