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Happy Halloween, everyone! I’ll tell you what I’m most spooked about — the fact that there are only two months left of the year. Yikes! I hope you all find yourself, at this point, having written more than you would without the support of 12 x 12.

I FINALLY wrote a new draft this month! Woo hoo! I have been focusing on revision on multiple manuscripts, but it sure felt good to write something shiny and new. Now it’s back to revision for a while.

How 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. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY from this month’s Featured Author Hannah Holt.

Thank you, Hannah!

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 Signed Copy of THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY by Hannah Holt at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Hannah’s post” button. Commenting on Hannah’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 4th to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on November 5th.

You do not need to post your manuscript and/or revisions on the forum for them to count. If you wrote or revised a manuscript in September, even if it’s scribbled on a napkin in your car, then enter the Rafflecopter below.

(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 16 Comments

  1. I was able to complete an extremely rough draft for one story and half-wrote another. I’ve been revising two picture books this month along with my middle-grade novel. Lately, I’ve been in revision mode, but it feels good to get a new idea down from beginning to end. Hope it continues.

  2. October was a biggie! Still dancing over PBSummit 🙂 I wrote a rough draft and revised on four of my mss. The year may be winding down, but not my writing.

  3. YES! I did it…I wrote a sequel to the PIPPA story…and sent it to my agent…we’ll see if she thinks it is ready for prime time. And I wrote another nfpb bio…but the editor isn’t crazy about the direction I took so it’s back to the drawing board/key pad. I also revised one of my older stories…but now I think I need to go back to the way it was…or maybe somehwere inbetween.

  4. October was tough with my son and husband having surgeries. I spent a moment here and there with revisions, because it was easier than working on new stories. I started the month with my only new story and that is the way it is once in a while.

  5. Managed to finished a first draft this month, although it was a real struggle – I was so determined to complete it to make it 10 for 10, so am chuffed to bits that I got there in the end.

  6. Congrats Julie! I got two revisions done to be sent to editors. One finally on the 31st. Now to see if it is what she wanted. In addition to a PB draft, I wrote a poem for Today’s Little Ditty and a 100-word story for Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie Contest. Been a fun & productive month.

  7. I revised one story and have mapped out my approach for a picture book biography I’ve had percolating for a while. Ready to get to work in November.

  8. This was a good month. I wrote 4 Halloween stories, painted watercolors, and am taking Arree Chung’s class working on making book dummies. I have found that I love writing and know that I will find my way to publication. Finding peace in the process rather than stress from not having it all figured out yet.

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