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12 X 12 September 2018 Check-In!

12 x 12 September 2018 Check-In!

No new draft. Whomp Whomp. BUT I did get loads of revision done on two different manuscripts. Both are getting very, very close. My goal for the year was to have three submission-ready manuscripts in my agent’s hands. I’ve already got one, and I’m well on my way to two more. So it looks like I will meet that goal or die trying.

How about you?

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in September? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. One lucky winner will receive a copy of HEY! HEY! HAY! from this month’s Featured Author Christy Mihaly.

HEY, HEY, HAY! by Christy Mihaly

Thank you, Christy!

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 HEY! HEY! HAY! by Christy Mihaly at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Christy’s post” button. Commenting on Christy’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 September. 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 September. 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 October 3rd to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on October 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 15 Comments
  1. Researching takes a chunk of time, doesn’t it? I wish I could say that I have a whole new piece to share. I do have a whole new manuscript because of the massive revision. The research will push my October manuscript onto the keyboard.

  2. Somehow the start of school kicked me into gear after a kind of topsy-turvy summer. Writing time became precious and so I was glad I had signed up for a conference in which a manuscript was required, so I actually finished a draft. Then I revised a bunch of ms–whew!–and now have plans for more revisions and new work in October. It feels good to do what I’m supposed to be doing!

  3. September was busy, but I wrote a draft and managed 3 revisions. October and the remains of 2018 are going to whiz! I’m working hard to keep up-LOL PB Summit 2018 is just a few days away-WOOT!

  4. After a bit of drought I finished a new draft! My critique group is starting back up after a summer hiatus, too, so even more of a kick in the pants!

  5. I polished a picture book for an R&R. I revised an easy chapter book for my critique group. Now I’m waiting to hear what they’ll say on what’s good, what to improve.

  6. Completed the first draft of a story that’s been bubbling around in my head, with odd scribbled notes for a couple of months. Plus, reworked three different manuscripts – sometimes a tweak and sometimes more major! The nights are drawing in and the leaves are turning … time to cosy up to the PC and get writing!

  7. Hard to believe it’s already October! I wrote a new draft, revised a few, worked on edits for my novel and am finishing up an illustration for new art for a dummy. Onward and upward!

  8. Re-illustrated my OP book that was published in 2003. New updated art. Reworked/edited an old manuscript that was in the elephant drawer, and got a wonderful critique from my 12×12 critique partners. I will have aprox. 3-4 dummies/ms. ready soon for submission in search of a literary agent. And in between that had an illustration project come thru. Been busy, just need to keep my confidence up to submit!

  9. So after basically taking August off, I got my head back together and spent September in the library reading PBs all month. I had the best time. Even brought a bunch home for my college kids to read at dinner one weekend. It was a blast. Highly recommend doing that. And…I got a draft done, some revisions, illustrations and sent queries. So, now I’m feeling good about October.

  10. Wow, I finally found this email. I knew you said it was going to be late on fb, and then I was sick as a dog. Surprised it was posted Oct 1. Oh well. Writing and revisions continue. 🙂

  11. Fall is finally here, the trees are changing into their best, the temperatures are dropping into the 30’s overnight and darkness is coming earlier than before …

    I added another rough draft from my list of Storystorm ideas, and also revised another picture book that I wrote for this year’s NaPiBoWriWee. I also revised a picture book as part of this month’s ChaBooCha and expanded it into a chapter book,

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