12×12 Update for May

3 Jun

Better late than never! I wanted to report on how this month’s 12×12 challenge went. For those of you who don’t know, I am trying to do Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge. It is a challenge to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months in 2012. You can click on the 12×12 banner on the right side bar or the one above to learn more about it. May was a super busy month for me but I did meet the goal I set for myself last month. I am writing about a friendly tornado (I wrote about it during PiBoIdMo and people seemed to like the idea 😮 ) that likes to help people fix and build things but everyone is afraid of him. Hopefully now that school is almost over for the summer I will have even more time. I am having a lot of fun with 12×12. Are you?

13 Responses to “12×12 Update for May”

  1. Kirsten Larson June 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Erik, I didn’t finish either. I was working on a history piece and needed primary sources that are only available at the Princeton University Library. Ooops! I’m off to a good start for June though. I love your tornado idea. In fact, you might enjoy the post I put up tomorrow, which is about….tornados!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

      I’ll have to check your post out tomorrow! I am glad you like my idea! I think the research you do is cool! I am happy with what I got done this month. I don’t think I could write a whole draft in a month anyway… maybe during the summer?


  2. timothydavis229 June 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations, Erik! Your story ideas are fabulous!


  3. Lynn A. Davidson June 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    This is the first month that I didn’t get even a very rough draft written. Oh well. I just can’t do it all, but hopefully I can get one ready this month.
    You are doing very well, Eric. I am so proud of you! 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 4, 2012 at 7:48 am #

      Thank you Ms. Davidson! You must’ve had a busy month! Oh well, you still have June! 🙂


  4. Catherine Johnson June 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Love the tornado idea, Erik. So pleased you’re doing 12×12. You’re an inspiration.


  5. Susanna Leonard Hill June 4, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    In answer to your question, YES! 🙂 And I love the sound of your tornado idea – nice twist 🙂


  6. julie rowan zoch June 4, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Your story idea is quite intriguing! 12×12 has been a howling gale for me.


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