Okay, I am keeping up with the 12×12 challenge, barely. I did get a first draft done for April. (shhh .. don’t tell anyone I just finished it today, didn’t help that I started it yesterday. I know cutting it close to the wire again.) So four months into the 12×12 challenge and I have done three drafts, not bad considering I only did two drafts last year.
Yes, I am moving at a snail’s pace. The good thing is I seem to be learning something. In January, I sent an older manuscript to Rate Your Story (RYS) and got a 7. This past month I sent my February 12×12 draft, after two rounds of critiques, and guess what I got a 4! Woo-hoo, I am doing the jiggy-jiggy dance, and motivated to get this piece into submission quality.
I am realizing that the only way I will accomplish my writing goals is by stating them publicly. Here is my list for May 2012.
- Write a 12×12 draft by May 17th.
- Revise Feb 12×12 draft and re-send to Rate Your Story.
I know it isn’t much but I also have to factor in 4 PPBF book reviews, a blog post for the Tuesday 12×12 series (no idea what to write for this), critiques, my husband’s birthday, work, kids … you get the picture.
Before I forget my pitch is up for critique as part of Susanna Hill’s “Would You Read It Series”. So please stop by and leave a comment.
Lastly, here is a pic of what is currently on my TBR shelf.