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12 X 12 July 2017 Check-In

12 x 12 July 2017 Check-In

Excuse me while I hyperventilate over the fact that there are only 5 months left in this year…

Okay, thanks. No new draft for me this month, but I DID revise. I also got to attend the SCBWI conference in LA and meet about 40 of you. THAT was the highlight for me. I am planning a big writing month in August, since I have no travel and the kids will be re-starting school mid-month. Onwards!

Your turn!

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in July? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. Our prize comes from this month’s Featured Author Leanne Shirtliffe. You could win a copy of her latest book, I Love Sharks, Too!

SHARKS TOO by Leanne Shirtliffe

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 I LOVE SHARKS, TOO! at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Leanne’s post” button. Commenting on Leanne’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 July. 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 July. 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 August 2nd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on August 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 30 Comments
  1. July turned around in the last week. I had been revising, but didn’t have a revision I liked enough to call it one until the 28th. And then a new draft appeared. 🙂

  2. Can claim revisions and a draft for July. Gosh, August! Such a pivotal month– last chance for summer, but the year’s final third, with all its frenzy and festivities, is waiting in the wings.

    I really need and want to chill and take a sort of inner vacation; but goallessness isn’t easily achieved. So will let myself do what I feel I have to, but without forcing, pushing, striving, if I can. Appreciated Leanne Shirtliffe’s post.

  3. June was another crazy month… in between having emergency surgery and then being in the hospital, I wrote the second PB in my series about birds, and revised 2 of my existing manuscripts.

  4. I wrote my draft for July and did a couple of revisions. I’m looking forward to reading Leanne’s book 🙂

  5. Well, I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve been having trouble posting tonight. SIGH! I was trying to post a manuscript, but I kept getting the comment that my manuscript is 1759 characters too long. The story is around 700 words plus the title. I don’t see how it could possibly be too long. I’ve actually posted manuscripts that were longer and had comments from me in it. So then I tried to contact the elves and it wouldn’t let me send them a message. I don’t think this is “operator error” (although that’s often the case), but more likely something going goofy with my laptop (it is old).

    Anyway, I did revise several manuscripts this month, and wrote two new stories. I was going to post one tonight, but… oh well. I’ll try again tomorrow. Oh, and I did submit a manuscript to an editor last week. We’ll see about that one in a few months.

  6. It’s been a summer of revision, and wedding prep, for me, plus some submissions to folks I met at two regional conferences this spring. I look forward to starting some new drafts this fall. Enjoy the rest of the summer, everyone!

  7. I love your new book title and illustration. July has been a month of major revisions with the help of 12×12, a few submissions, and one new draft which has a long way to go.

  8. I had the hot summer blues, but I did write and revise this month. My mind has a tough time not being on vacation when the temperature soars.

  9. I been sadly missing in action. At the beginning of the summer, I was getting ready for my daughter’s destination wedding in Ireland and then we traveled through the end of June. Even though I had been keeping up with writing and completed a MS, I missed posting :(. In July I wrote a pretend play manuscript and revised an old but loved manuscript that seemed too short

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