12×12 in 2012 Blog Party

12x12 blog party


We are now reaching the end of 2012 which also means the end of 12×12 in 2012. The challenge was to finish 12 first drafts in 12 months (one MS a month). I am happy to report that I now have 12 full picture book first drafts.

For me, this was quite an accomplishment. I faced many personal challenges this past year. Yet, I still was able to complete this challenge. I know that some will never see anyone’s eyes but my own, but a few do have potential with rewrites and critiques.

I thank Julie Hedlund for creating 12×12 and sharing it with all of us. Congrats to my fellow participants!!!

Happy Dance!!! πŸ™‚

33 Responses to 12×12 in 2012 Blog Party
  1. Congratulations on 12 manuscripts! Woohoo! Isn’t 12×12 great?

    And thanks for participating in you-know-what!!!

    • Happy Birthday Beth πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  2. Congratulations, Loni! Yes, despite the challenges you faced this year, you managed to pull through. The greatest accomplishment is overcoming adversary.

    • I agree Romelle. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Happy dancing with you, Loni! Glad to meet you through the 12×12.

    • Same here, Wendy. Lots of great peeps in 12×12 :)Thank you for the dance!

  4. Congrats on 12 manuscripts, Loni! I love the video. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Carrie! I’m glad you liked it. It made me LOL when I found it.

  5. Erik - This Kid Reviews Books

    Congratulations on getting 12 manuscripts done!!! I found the clue too!!! πŸ˜‰

    • I’m glad you were able to figure out the clue πŸ˜‰ I was worried I didn’t do enough for it. Thanks Erik!

  6. Jennifer Young

    Haha, I love you happy dance video, too funny!!!
    Congrats Loni on your accomplishment this year.

    • Thank you so much Jennifer!

  7. Sweet video! Seinfeld! Now they can happy dance! Congrads on winning the challenge. I too had challenges. *sigh* But YAY us!

    • Yes! Hooray! Thanks Robyn πŸ™‚

  8. Yay! Happy dance! You deserve to celebrate. Congrats on finishing the year strong.

    • Hi Hannah! Thank you!

  9. Love it! Happy 12×12! Congratulations on all your accomplishments!

    • Thank you, Tina πŸ™‚

  10. Congratulations on those twelve babies, Loni!

    • Thanks Joanna πŸ™‚

  11. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who danced at the party! πŸ™‚

    CONGRATULATIONS on your HUGE achievement of completing the challenge with 12 full drafts. You are an inspiration to us all!

    • I loved your video Julie. Thanks for hosting 12×12. Can’t wait for 2013!

  12. Well done, Loni. I hope 2013 is a better year for you.

  13. Congratulations on completing 12 x 12! It’s been great getting to know you this year!

  14. Congrats to you, too, Lonie! I love the happy dance video…we can all join in. Looking forward to what 12×12 has in store for 2013.

  15. LOL …. So funny! Congrats on your achievements Lonie, see ya next year!

  16. Love the happy dance!!! Congrats to you, Loni for all you’ve done in 2012.

    • Thanks Kirsten!

  17. Nothing like a great happy dance! (Congrats!)

    • Thank you, Cathy!

  18. Congrats, Loni! And I LOVE the Happy Dance…so much fun.
    It’s been an incredible year…here’s to many more. πŸ™‚
    Have a beautiful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

    • Thank you Vivian! Yes, here is to an even more creative (and less stressful) 2013!