12 x 12 in 2012: Picture Book Writing Challenge
January 27, 2012 § 6 Comments
Here I go – continuing to follow the dream. For the last twenty-five years I’ve illustrated other writers’ stories (wonderful ones – yes! – I’ve been fortunate to be blessed with such work) and finding it harder and harder to sit and focus to write on my own. ‘If I just had some clear time’…’If I could just say no’…’If only -‘ etc. The truth is, these are pretty weak excuses. Nothing is holding me back but me. The time is now and here is the perfect way to get going forward:
Developed by Julie Hedlund, children’s book author and freelance writer, to improve her picture book draft count in 2012…inspired by children’s author Tara Lazar and her great idea – PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) – to come up with a picture book idea a day during the month of November when the annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) takes place.
Julie’s 12 x 12 in ’12 is a writing challenge to bring twelve picture book manuscripts to finished FIRST DRAFTs – one manuscript each month – in this year – 2012…which means my first manuscript should be wrapping up to an ending in four more days. Whoo-hoo! Here I go! Like the enthusiastic writer in Linda Silvestri‘s Official Participant badge above.