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12 X 12 May 2019 Check-In

12 x 12 May 2019 Check-In

May turned out to be like March most years—wildly unpredictable from day to day. No new draft, but I have started digging deep into my next picture book biography. Baby steps.

What about you?

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in May? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. May Featured Author Sophia Gholz is offering an amazing prize this month! One lucky winner will get 6 submissions passes to Rate Your Story, plus access to the members-only newsletter through the rest of the year!

WOW. Don’t miss your chance at this one. Thanks, Sophia!

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 “Rate Your Story Pass from Sophia Gholz” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Sophia’s post” button. Commenting on Sophia’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 May. 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 May. 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 June 3rd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on June 4th.

(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 27 Comments
  1. I had a May draft and a revision. One of my best manuscripts yet. Congratulations Sophia! I enjoyed reading your book. It’s such a great story to teach kids they are never too young to make a difference.

  2. WOW! This month’s Rafflecopter prize is awesome. That’s very generous of Sophia.
    I wrote a new draft this month. Normally my first drafts are very wordy but this one actually needs to be expanded. And I revised my March draft. I also attended a conference this month and got great feedback.

  3. Loved your book, Sophia! I wrote a review on my blog for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday.

  4. Congratulations on your new book, Sophia! I wrote a new draft for May after researching the topic and revised my April draft and sent it to my critique group formed through 12 x 12. I also attended a SCBWI conference.

  5. I wrote 3 drafts this month, but no revisions (apologies to my crit group cuz I haven’t had anything new polished enough to share!!!)

  6. So hard to believe that May is over. Many exciting things happened. A book contract at the turn of the month, the Susan P. Bloom Award, graduation, but it went by so quickly, it all feels like a blur! Now onto hard core edits for a nonfiction! Happy writing, all!

  7. Thanks for your wonderful generosity. I wrote a new manuscript and made a number of revisions. i read some of my older manuscripts and was amazed how different I write now.

  8. Where has that month gone? Started out well with NaPiBoWriWee – it really kickstarted my month, with the challenge to produce 7 drafts in 7 days. I just about managed to do it and I’m sure some of these will make it to fully rounded stories as time goes on. While the rest of the month didn’t quite live up to the creativity of that first week, I did two revisions and also submitted to a couple of agents! Phew!

  9. I began a new draft but it is not quite finished. Revised a different one and am really pleased. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. A new story popped into my brain inspired by my grandma and a little boy in in my kindergarten class. Worked in it in May. Thank goodness for CPs who can take a look at your work and give you honest feedback. The opening line (and a few other lines ) needed some work 🙂

  11. May zipped past me! I didn’t write a draft, but I worked on 2 revisions! Happy summer everyone 🙂

  12. I am really happy with my May draft, written in the last days of the month from an illustration prompt of a friend. I had time to revise it as well and revised a nearly finished picture book dummy as well.

  13. Not a bad month, I wrote two new drafts and revised three of my old Storystorm stories. I also participated in Paula Yoo’s NaPiBoWriWee and ended up with 12 rough drafts. Three of my stories could easily be expanded into chapter books, and 1 or 2 could become middle grade novels.

  14. I have had a productive month working on revisions, a new draft, and perfecting my query letter. Thank you for the wonderful post and the generous offer Sophia!

  15. Congratulations on your book Sophia! This month has gone by so fast! I revised a MS and wrote a 1st draft of a new one.

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