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12 X 12 October 2019 Check-In

12 x 12 October 2019 Check-In


Here we are at the end of another month. I did not write a new draft, but I did a lot of revision on several different “old” drafts. It was fun to dig those back up to see if I could give them new life. I also spent a lot of time generating new ideas with the method I shared on this week’s webinar. I feel ready to finish the year strong!

What about you?

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in October? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. October Featured Author Katrina Moore is offering a choice to this month’s winner: a copy of her book ONE HUG or a picture book manuscript critique!

One Hug by Katrina Moore 12-10-19

Thank you, Katrina, for a boo-tiful prize!

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 Copy of ONE HUG or a PB Critique” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Katrina’s post” button. Commenting on Katrina’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, click cancel and 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, click cancel and move on to the next step.
  5. That’s it! Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on November 4th to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on November 5th.

(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 19 Comments
  1. Yes! I did write a new PB draft this month. Last month I didn’t but worked on a MG story and wrote something for the Fall Frenzy contest (and won a prize). This month I am taking part in Susanna Hill’s Halloweenise contest and working on revising an old PB. I am writing 🙂

  2. Very happy to have gotten back on track at the end of October. Kidquake/Litquake takes up so much of my time in the late August/September/early October timeframe. Yay for getting things done!

  3. This year is flying by. October was a great month, got a draft in, a revision (or three in), and a submission out! Thank you to Katrina for being this month’s featured author! Excited to see One Hug in the wild!

  4. What a busy month! Between revision and coming up with a new story, it has been very fast. I have a feeling time will not slow down for the remainder of this year.

  5. Wow! October went real fast. Travelled to gain some research for revising a story and also wrote a draft which at this stage needs a lot of revision work but at least its down on paper. And I’ve been subbing. It’s all go!

  6. I can’t believe October is over. I am taking on a big challenge in November so I am not sure if I will get a PB in for this month. Entering contests and revisions on one of my stories it’s been busy. Will have to put my PB a side for a little while.

  7. Thanks Katrina for offering your book or a critique. I live in Wisconsin and we got 6 inches of snow yesterday so It feels more like December 1st instead of November 1st. I had fun challenging myself this month by writing three 100 word Halloween stories for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie contest. I might even think of trying to submit my favorite one.

  8. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read One Hug. October went by so fast, but I’ve been working on a few revisions and one new draft.

  9. It’s been really tough finding headspace in October for writing, but I did manage to get a dodgy first draft down and revise one of my stories too … I just know November will see me managing to achieve more.

  10. One Hug! Back at you! Congratulations, Katrina! I’m so glad your talent is out in the world.
    On my end, an idea started germinating for a new pb, but I mostly worked on revisions and submissions this month.
    Taking in the last glimpses of Autumn color, before the cold wind hurls and swirls it all away.

  11. I’m happy to have a new draft of an idea that’s been floating around for a while, and I revised a couple other ideas to the point they might be ready to start submitting soon. And/or creating dummy books.

  12. I wrote several variations of one wip and 1 draft / edits of another! I feel great about how productive I’ve been:) I’m like an animal preparing to hibernate in Nov and Dec! Those months always slow things down.

  13. Well, I did not get a new draft written, nor did I revise in October. But I’m already off to a good start on the first day of November…!

  14. Hoorah! I can finally call myself a writer! Wrote my first complete story in October (revising now) and wrote my first two haikus in September, one of which is going to be published!! Feeling great about the process and am hoping to finish strong and write a new story each month through the end of February. So happy to be here with you all!

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