Loni Edwards

Illustration and Paintings in Digital, Watercolors and Ink

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!!! 🙂

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  1. Beth Stilborn 12/12/2012

    Congratulations on 12 manuscripts! Woohoo! Isn’t 12×12 great?

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

  2. Romelle Broas 12/12/2012

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

    • Loni 12/12/2012 — Post Author

      I agree Romelle. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Wendy Greenley 12/12/2012

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

    • Loni 13/12/2012 — Post Author

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

  4. Carrie Finison 12/12/2012

    Congrats on 12 manuscripts, Loni! I love the video. 🙂

    • Loni 13/12/2012 — Post Author

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

  5. Erik - This Kid Reviews Books 12/12/2012

    Congratulations on getting 12 manuscripts done!!! I found the clue too!!! 😉

    • Loni 13/12/2012 — Post Author

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

  6. Jennifer Young 12/12/2012

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

  7. Robyn Campbell 12/12/2012

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

  8. Hannah Holt 12/12/2012

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

  9. Tina Cho 13/12/2012

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

  10. Joanna 13/12/2012

    Congratulations on those twelve babies, Loni!

  11. Julie Hedlund 13/12/2012

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who danced at the party! 🙂

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

    • Loni 13/12/2012 — Post Author

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

  12. Catherine 13/12/2012

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

  13. Becky Fyfe 14/12/2012

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

  14. Jarm Del Boccio 14/12/2012

    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. patientdreamer 15/12/2012

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

  16. Kirsten Larson 15/12/2012

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

  17. Cathy C. Hall 16/12/2012

    Nothing like a great happy dance! (Congrats!)

  18. Vivian Kirkfield 18/12/2012

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

    • Loni 20/12/2012 — Post Author

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

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