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March 2019 Check-In!

March 2019 Check-In!

March was not a good month for me. Not for writing or much else. But I’ve been buoyed by the good news continuing to come from you all, and I know many of YOU had a good month.

So let’s hear it!

Tell us your progress. Did you complete a draft and/or revision in March? Let us know in the Rafflecopter and in the comments. Our March Featured Author Baptiste Paul is giving away a copy of his latest picture book, I AM FARMER!

I Am Farmer by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul

Such a fantastic prize! Thank you, Baptiste!

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 AM FARMER” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on Baptiste’s post” button. Commenting on Baptiste’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 March. 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 March. 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 April 4th to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and it will be announced on the blog on April 5th.

(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. Alas, I did not write a new PB ms this month. But I did discover a whole new world of writing Chap Books. I think I’m in love, LOL! As I begin learning this new art, my PB background has been such an asset. Don’t worry 12×12, I ain’t going anywhere 🙂

  2. March was a busy month for several strong revisions. I also dipped my toes into the world of Chapter Books and the water feels good 🙂

  3. Finished ReForReMo and also did ChaBooCha at the same time this month… I know, I’m a glutton for punishment! Along with revising and writing manuscripts for ChaBooCha, I wrote a new draft and revised one of my old Storystorm stories which I may submit to the 12×12 April agent.

  4. I wrote two new manuscripts and did more revisions than I can count. My March manuscript is, unbelievably, already in Acquisitions at one house and caught the attention of my agent, with whom I signed last week! You just never know what might happen with a 12×12 draft…

  5. I’m sorry this month was so hard for you, Julie. I hope April brings a much happier start to spring for you.
    I’ve been in thesis mode all month, and will be for April. This is intense, but it feels good to be almost finished. I managed a new pb draft written in my phone notes while putting my daughter to sleep and I have an idea for April. Happy writing, everyone!

  6. March is always a very busy month for my family with 3 family birthdays to celebrate. Despite that, I managed a fun, new draft inspired by a ReFoReMo post & I revised and shared a beloved older manuscript with my critique group. I’m hoping to keep up this momentum in April!

  7. What an inspiration story behind the book. Thanks Baptiste for your perseverance.

    March was a marvelous writing and illustrating month for me. So much inspiration from various directions incuding 12X12 lit a fire under my butt to get several new drafts written and several books revised, giving me at least four picture books to submit.

  8. Did a ton of revising this month. And started research on a new NF picture book that I am very excited about!

  9. I did major revisions this month on two manuscripts. I also started research on a new NF picture book that I am very excited about!

  10. I’m finally picking up some momentum. I have a new manuscript, a revision, and am starting April with lots of ideas and avenues to go. Hopefully I can keep it up!

    Thanks for all the support (and the deadlines that keep me focused and moving).

  11. I had a good month! I actually wrote two new drafts and radically revised an old one.
    Yeah…that old one? One of the earliest drafts was 1600 words long! I got it down
    to 480 this time!! It only took 7.25 years to get there! HAHAHAHA! But I did it!! 🙂

  12. I look forward to reading this book. I am always inspired by how much one person can do by starting a project that keeps growing! Providing clean water in extremely impoverished areas is a critical task. Baptiste, Thank you for writing on such an important topic.

    I have revised a draft this month and posted it. I completed a rough draft and have a couple that are in process.

  13. I am learning so much through the kind 12 x 12 authors that post on facebook! I am truly grateful and inspired! I wrote a new picture book and revised an old one in March. I submitted the revised one to 2 agents as well!! 🙂

  14. I did not complete (or start, let’s be honest) a new draft in March, nor did I revise! I’m expecting better things if myself for April. Sometimes we need time to backbuild and refocus.

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