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12 X 12 November Check-in!

12 x 12 November Check-in!

Here’s what happens when the last day of the month falls on a MONDAY after a holiday weekend: things get delayed. My sincere apologies, but fear not! You will still have the same amount of time to check in. We’ll announce winners on December 3, and the featured author post will come tomorrow.

Meanwhile, we begin the final month of 12 x 12 in 2015. For me, it’s always a time for celebration and a little sadness. The celebration comes from reflecting on the collective achievement of the HUNDREDS of you who participate, and the cup that’s filled to the brim with good news. The sadness comes from the knowledge that this particular group of challengers, as a unit, has one month more before we begin anew.

I’m also a teensy bit melancholy due to the fact that I once again have no new draft to report. I did squeeze in a revision, but my latest bout of writer’s block seems pretty severe. I know I just need go chop some wood, stick butt in chair, etc. The good news is, I have lots of fresh new ideas thanks to PiBoIdMo. Shiny balls await, and not just the ornament kind. 🙂

Now tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in November? Are you on track for a winner’s badge in 2015? Let us know in the comments and in the Rafflecopter. This month’s winner will win an autographed copy of SHARING THE BREAD from November’s Featured Author Pat Zietlow Miller. Always remember, though, we’re all winners because we accomplish more together than we would alone. In this month of gratitude, that is something I give thanks for every day.


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 “Autographed Copy of SHARING THE BREAD by Pat Zietlow Miller” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Pat’s Blog Post” button. It will reveal the task, which is to comment on Pat’s blog post. If you haven’t comment yet, you can click HERE and comment. Commenting on Pat’s Featured Author post and clicking enter will get you one entry in this month’s Rafflecopter whether you completed a draft or not. When you click ENTER on that option in Rafflecopter, the next two options will open up.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in November. If you did, click ENTER, if you did not, move on to the next step.
  4. Click on the last “Revised a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you revised a PB in November. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. Submit your entry. Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on December 2nd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and I’ll announce it on the blog on December 3rd.

It’s the last month of the challenge for 2015. Finish strong with a new draft and revision!
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This Post Has 20 Comments
  1. Thanks Julie! This month I made up for the past few months of zero drafts and wrote 3 new drafts, plus I have 31 new PiBoIdMo stories to think about, not to mention the revisions. I’m not sure that I’ll have 12 drafts for the year though, need to go count. It doesn’t matter though because without the 12×12 challenge I wouldn’t have nearly as much done.

  2. November was such a busy month – and not just because of the holiday. I not only managed 30 ideas for PiBoIdMo, and comments on every one of the blog posts, but I completed a draft as part of Susanna Hill’s Making Picture Book Magic. My goal for December is to sort ideas to set myself up for 2016, and to choose a few drafts to revise. My 2016 goal is to submit to agents, in hopes that one day I will see an idea developed during 12×12 as a book in my local library. Thank you, Julie, for your inspiration and guidance.

  3. I can’t believe it’s December! Last month was hectic. I took a course, revised my chapter book, revised a PB ms and wrote a new PB ms. PiBoIdMo gave me 30 new ideas to work with in 2016. I am grateful for this writing community and the inspiration found each and every day. Thank you, Julie and 12X12!

  4. November was good to me. I have a gut feeling of excitement for my newest draft, and I resurrected one of my earliest pieces from the “dead” pile, and I believe it has potential once again.

  5. Thanks to PiBoIdMo (Kick-Butt-Mo!) I have 3 new fleshed out drafts! I revised one, but was really only pushing two words around (seems so silly!). So why am I so sad we are entering the last month of the 2015 challenge?

  6. After losing EVERYTHING on my dead computer, then researching and buying a new laptop, I am happy to report that I spent November writing a “new” draft of the only MS I wrote during 12×12 that I didn’t print out! I count that as new, because I was starting from scratch. Again. Since I have printed copies of all my other MS, I will be spending the next month or so re-typing those in between my December draft and revisions. It’s been a challenging last few months to round out the year, but I’m hopeful I will have 12 new drafts by the end of 2015!

  7. November was busy, exciting, and filled with happy surprises…one of which I am technically not able to say anything about yet. 🙂 But I did write a new draft…thanks to Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest…and I think this will be a super pb. And I also revised several drafts…totally changing the entire beginning of a nonfiction pb that I THOUGHT was totally polished…but decided it wasn’t. And I’m participating in Kristen Fulton’s 12 Days of Nonfiction which started TODAY…so that means 12 story ideas…one for each month next year. Thank you, Julie…the 12×12 encouragement and support has been a key ingredient in my writing life. 😉

  8. November was a very busy month, but I was able to write a draft that I am excited about and already playing around with images for it. And also managed to revised a draft.

  9. Sorry to be late checking in but I have also been doing Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo this month. I revised 2 of my older picture books and have 28 new rough drafts (out of 67 ideas) thanks to PiBoIdMo. I was also hoping to take a couple of last year’s PiBoIdMo manuscripts and expanded them into chapter books but had to put on the back burner for a while

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