Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12x Party!

I love picture books. 

I love reading them.

I love writing them.

I love watching my son eat them, sleep with them and look at them.

I even love it when he demands "more books!" Of course, we're working on the demands, but he's 2.5.

I'm so very grateful for the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge and more grateful it will continue in 2013.

I'm struggling with my December manuscript. I had hoped to finish it before this post, but no such luck. Don't worry. I'll write one before we see 2013, because I'm a seasoned picture book writer. I have 18 drafts already completed this year.

This challenge has kept me motivated, connected and inspired. Thank you Julie Hedlund — even before your awesome video. Thank you also to the inspiring writers in the 12x group. I appreciate your support, expertise and spirit. You all make this writing thing feel easy, even though it's not.

I look forward to 2013 for this challenge and many more opportunities to learn and to write.

30 comments:

  1. Wow, 18 manuscripts! Congratulations!

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  2. Hurray for you, Stacy! 18 picture book drafts...that is impressive...especially because you have a little one and so many other obligations! I'm thrilled to be in a critique group with you...you are a very special lady.:)

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  3. Not just the drafts, but all that you completed this year with your courses, your community services, jury duty (almost) and mostly importantly, as Enzo's mom! Congratulations!

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  4. So happy to party with you, Stacy! I also am struggling with my December MS and had hoped to finish before the party. But I know I can finish it before the end of December! Congratulations on your 18 manuscripts! That's quite an accomplishment.

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  5. So glad to hear about your year, Stacy! I am excited to "meet" the other 12 x 12ers. Since I didn't have a Facebook account, I felt a bit out of the loop but now I'm going to try to visit all the linky links and check in!

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  6. I am sure you will write December's story in no time. Yay you!

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  7. Wow, Eighteen! Beat that! Congratulations, Stacey.

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  8. WOW! Congratulations. You have had an incredibly productive ways in many ways. Good for you!

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  9. Yes, you'll definitely finish December's. You're already ahead of the game. PS, I love that your son demands more books. Of all the demands toddlers make, that has to be the best one!

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  10. My son used to flip through board books for hours as a tod. Now he reads everything online. (not so many books). I cherish Enzo's bookish book-loving spirit. Keep up your great work and thank you for sharing such fun with us.

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  11. Yahoo! 18! Party on - you deserve it! Feel so lucky to have met you, and to have been your 'roomie'. 18 is a huge accomplishment, especially knowing all that you do!

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  12. I had no idea you'd written 18 manuscripts this year! That is astounding - congratulations! I have no doubt you'll get that December draft done.

    It's been beyond wonderful having you in this group and even better to meet in person this last September. Here's to many more writing adventures over many more years!

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  13. Wow, EIGHTEEN!!!!!! You rock, Stacy! So glad to be a part of the group with you. Here's to many more years of writing and sharing!

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  14. 18 ?!!?!?!
    RACEY STACEY, you GO girl!!
    zoom-ZOOM!
    I'd be so proud of 18...so I will make it my goal for the 12x12 in 2013.

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  15. Awesome job on 18 MS's! Wow! Congratulations! :)

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  16. 18!!! Good for you woman! WEll done :)

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  17. 18! Wow! Very impressive! Well-done you - that's quite an accomplishment! Here's looking at 2013 :)

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  18. That's awesome <<18>> wow! Loved the part about your son eating the books. haha. Happy 12/12/12 Stacy and good luck with December's draft

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  19. I'm sure you'll get that December MS written by the end of the month. In any case, you've completed 18 PB drafts this year! That's awesome! Well done!

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  20. WOW! You have a year and a half of manuscripts! Good luck! :D

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  21. I had to smile at all the ways you love picture books.My smile grew when I imagined your little guy eating them. 18 picture book drafts, wow! Congrats! I'm sure one of them can count as your December story, if you don't get to it. If you're like me, the Dec. draft will just pour out of you one day before the month is over. Maybe New Year's Eve.

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  22. I'd say 18 manuscripts is over and beyond the call of duty. Great job, Stacy! And how fun that your son can enjoy them with you. See you in 2013...

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  23. 18 picture book drafts is great! :) So glad to have been a part of this, alongside such wonderful people as you.

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  24. Congratulations on your 18 drafts. I'm sure you'll get your December draft done. It's been wonderful to "meet" you during this challenge.

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  25. Wow, 18 MSS? That's incredible. Congrats and good luck in 2013.

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  26. Eighteen is fantastic! Congratulations and see you in 2013.

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  27. Yay for eighteen! I'm clawing my way to the end of this thing!

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  28. Big congrats, Stacy! May all your mss find publishing homes in 2013!

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