I was sure that January would be a productive month once I signed up for the 12 x 12 in 2012 Picture Book Writing Challenge with Julie Hedlund. A friendly and powerful writing community is being developed in this group. For me, a real challenge has been to focus my precious writing hours on my own work without being whisked away down the rabbit hole through myriad Facebook links and blogposts. Nonetheless, I am proud to say that I did complete my January PB manuscript as well as some writing that I had not anticipated.
1. January 12 x 12 PB manuscript completed!
4. Submitted Dangerously Delicious, a 540 word spoof about a TSA-confiscated cupcake to the Highlights for Children 2012 Fiction Contest.
5. Submitted A Whopper of a Holiday, a 550 word fiction story about an airline employee adopting a stranded pooch to the AKC Publications 2012 Fiction Contest.
6. Submitted a thirteen page application to Canine Companions for Independence as the first step toward adopting an assistance dog for my 10 year old son. Of all the writing that I completed in January, this piece certainly has the most potential to open doors and lead to great things!
Onward, to February and groundhogs, valentines, presidents and other wonderful things.