12x12in12

20 Jan

Art by Linda Silvestri

Driven by a creative curiosity, we imaginators are naturally motivated. Though many of us are often too busy frolicking in our heads to accomplish a set task. We’re chickens, and sometimes we need a crossing guard to help us get to the other side. Say hello to Julie Hedlund, the creator of the internet’s newest children’s book writing challenge, and a much needed crossing guard. Instead of directing traffic for a week or a month, Julie has volunteered to assist us in penning one picture book draft each and every month with her 12x12in12 initiative. Much like Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo, 12x12in12 “will be running guest posts on the blog from experts in the field along with a special giveaway each month.”

I welcome the challenge, and since I typically pen all of my picture books in a hurry during February (Picture Book Marathon: 26 drafts), I’m looking forward to fully fleshing out an additional 12, and if I participate in NaPiBoWriWee (May: 7 drafts) it’ll bring my annual output to 45 manuscripts.

I’ve already signed up, and recommend you do the same. Simply:  1.) Follow Julie Hedlund’s “Write Up My Life” Blog 2.) Complete the online form.

Be sure to do so as soon as possible with the January 29th deadline quickly approaching.

Happy 12ing imaginators!

 

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3 Responses to “12x12in12”

  1. Julie January 20, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    45 manuscripts??? *picks up jaw from off the floor*

    You are my hero!

  2. Corey Schwartz January 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    26 PB’s in Feb? I’ve been writing for more than ten years and I don’t think I have 26 PB’s yet!

  3. Sarah Frances Hardy January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Whoa!!! 45 drafts?!

    That’s crazy talk!

    sf

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