4.30.2012

12x12in'12: April Update

Thankfully, April turned out to be more productive than March (at least on paper.) This month, I completed three first drafts, two of which were rhyming picture books. This brings my 4-month total to TWELVE! Yes! Now I can take the next eight months off, right? Well, no. There are many more story ideas to explore, so I can only hope my monthly average of three stays steady throughout the year. Congrats to all the 12x12ers. We've made it 1/3 of the way there! That's huge. I've shared a couple of my 1st drafts with my critique group, so I hope to fold in some revision work along the way, as well as some long-needed manuscript submissions to agents and editors for some of my older, more polished pieces.

12 is a pretty cool number. Did you know that the USA is divided into twelve Federal Reserve Districts? And that King Arthur's round table had twelve knights? And that twelve people have walked on the moon?