Okay! So my mission over the next 12 months, since I chose to accept it, is to write 12 manuscripts over 12 months. This is a challenge that I have signed up for on Julie Hedlund’s blog. These will be from the ideas I had gathered while participating in the month long PiBoldMo spearheaded by Tara Lazar. One is meant to complete a draft for each month of the year, which by my standards will be quite an experience for me. Having this set time frame and writers who are even prepared to pop up and coerce and encourage you is just “what the doctor ordered” for me. Too many times in the past I have said “I will get that done soon” or “I’ll do that later” and it has got left…. Not any more. This will be a magic year, with the promise of lots of writing being accomplished. If you want to join in it’s not too late… entry closes on 29th January. Julie has done a fabulous job organising this challenge with guest posts and prizes for those who have signed up This month has already started off with PiBoldMo’s Tara Lazer as first guest. As always there is plenty to learn, digest and grow and wonderful people to share ideas and tips, to inspire the new and established writer, along with Facebook and twitter connections.
After having such a tough time picking which one to start with, as at least 3 of them were screaming at me…..pick me, pick me…. I finally have made some headway now on one. I had to stop and do a little quick research, but now today as I am not working, I can concentrate on getting the whole draft done and use some of Emma’s guidelines to help me.
This should be a very productive day…….YAY!
I have no doubt you will reach all of your goals this year!
Thankyou Donna, I have a vision to ensure this happens, thanks, and I am so pleased you dropped by. Your lovely posts will be my inspiration.
Good luck! I’m very excited by the 12X12 challenge too. I’d be very happy to finish 2012 with 12 new picture book mss! Oh and Diane? There’s a hole in my bucket…. 🙂
hahahaha…… (I can see I am not going to be allowed to live that one down)
Yes, so would I be very happy. I hope to push on though with a couple of them as I have people lined up to review, critique these as well. Its all very exciting! Thankyou Susanna for commenting.
My first one is still in note form, good for you having a draft already. Really excited to be part of 12 x12. Happy writing!
Thankyou Catherine, it’s always good to get one out of the way as soon as possible, as the challenge for me, will be keeping up with getting all 12 done! Well back to it…
Nice post Diane. You know as I read everyone’s goals for next year, I think for me it boils down to commitment and deadline pressure. We haven’t really had a group to work with before and it just gives us that extra nudge to follow through. At least, it is my intent. Wishing you a Happy New Year dear friend!
Yes, the same for me to. I was hoping to look for something like this in the Hub. A guide or Commitment to follow through and if we don’t get all 12 done its not about failure but merely a shifting of goal posts and realigning ones mission, ones goals (see Joanna’s blog). Its the comradery that I like and need to follow through. I think it’s what we are all looking for in one way or another. Good luck with yours, and if you ever need a read through, you know where I am. Happy New Year dear friend and thankyou!
Good for you to have three ideas already in the works! Good luck!
Thankyou Elizabeth, Yes three screaming at me, but I will attempt to try and finish one today. Lovely to see you here.
Good luck on your goal! trying 12×12, too! Although I don’t think I can do 12 picture books… Maybe one or two… I can’t wait to read your books!
Thankyou Erik, good luck with yours, I am sure we can help each other along, see you in 12×12.
Wow, that’s a hard challenge, and I’m bowing down to you for taking it. Best of luck and I’ll be tracking your progress… I might learn something:)
Hi Tania, Cool, glad you are long with me for the ride. Lets see how we go. Thanks for dropping by.
So glad to have you on board, and I’m now a follower!
Yay! Thankyou Julie so glad to have you here.