Check in January – 12×12 in 2012

I have joined a group challenge called 12×12 in 2012.  The task is to write a full picture book manuscript before the end of each month of 2012.  I am happy to announce that I finished my manuscript!  Originally, I had an idea from PiBoIdMo, the challenge I did last November.  However, tragedy struck our little home.  Our pet rat, Penny, suddenly took ill and died within 3 days.  She was such a warrior. She recovered from 2 big surgeries this past year, all while maintaining her Alpha Female status with her 2 sisters.   Here is a picture of our sweet Penny with her sister, Q.


Out of this sadness came a moment of joy for me as I was able to eulogize Penny in a wonderful  story.  I am very excited about it and can’t wait to work on it some more in the near future.  Here is one of the sketches :

22 Responses to Check in January – 12×12 in 2012

  1. Sorry about Penny, but I a glad she inspired you to write your January story. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Cheryl. Yes, I am glad that something good came out of the ordeal. And she did not suffer long which was also a blessing.

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