12×12 Update! February 2014

1 Mar


I am trying to do Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge again this year. It is a challenge to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months in 2014. You can click on the 12×12 banner on the right side bar or the one above to learn more about it.

February has been a pretty successful month for me. I wrote a new PB draft, and I revised an old one. Two super awesome members of the group let me be in their critique group this year. I can’t wait to get started with that (we are starting this month). I also have found the 12×12 Forum easier to use this year (WOO HOO – Ms. Hedlund!). I have used it a bunch already and submitted a pitch and the first 250 words of a PB MS I wrote. Life is good. 🙂

I am looking forward to learning a lot this year!

How about you? How’s your writing going? Are you doing 12×12?

19 Responses to “12×12 Update! February 2014”

  1. Darlene March 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Congratulations on your progress so far! It’s so great you found a critique group. They are so helpful. I’m not doing 12 x 12, but I am working diligently on Amanda in Alberta-The Writing on the Stone. Only two more chapters to wrap it up, but they are always the hardest.


  2. Sandy Brehl March 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Good for you! A member of our critique group participated last year and had no regrets. She found it to be both a challenge and a huge growth opportunity. Good luck! Sandy


  3. Sue Harrison March 2, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Your enthusiasm about writing and your projects always inspires me, Erik! Great good luck on 12×12!


  4. KidLitReviews March 2, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    You are becoming quite prolific for such a young age. I’d ask if you have time for anything else, you know, be a kid while you can, but I know your parents make sure of that. And you have that black belt, so I decided to be careful what I said about being a 12-year-old prolific picture book writer instead of a kid. 😀 Is Josie doing the illustrations?


  5. stanleyandkatrina March 2, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    How old are you again, Erik? 😉 Congratulations on meeting your goals. You are inspiring to all! ~CM & the Gang


  6. Genevieve Petrillo March 2, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Good job, E. You are having good progress, just like Mom. She has me to help her. Who helps you?

    Love and licks,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      My Mom helps me by saying things like “I don’t think you should have that part yet.” and “Get workin’, kid! 😉 ” and “Does that shirt really go with those pants?” 😉


  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog March 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Awesome, Erik! You are an inspiration. So glad you are getting so much writing done. Yeah!


  8. LovableLobo March 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Keep up the good work, SuperKid Erik! I am not participating in 12 x 12, but I did seriously consider it. Maybe next year. Thanks for inspiring us! Seriously, how do you do all that you do?


  9. Myra GB March 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Best of luck, dear Erik! And thanks for sharing this as well to my class. 🙂



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