First a couple of reminders.
Reminder #1: In order to be eligible to win one of the 12 x 12 in 2012 giveaways you must 1) be an official member (you should know who you are by now), and 2) leave a comment on the “first of the month” post by that month’s featured author. So using January as an example, you would have had to sign up for the challenge by January 29th AND have left a comment on Tara Lazar’s (this month’s featured author) January 1st post.
That gets you one point.
Reminder #2: If you want to earn a second point, you must 1) first make yourself eligible for the first point (see above), 2) write a picture book draft in that month, and 3) leave a comment on the monthly check-in post on the last day of the month stating that you wrote a draft. You do NOT need to submit a draft of your manuscript or write a post on your own blog in order to be eligible for the second point. Using January again as an example, you would have received another point if you completed the requirements of #1, and then completed a draft and let us know in the comments section of the check-in post I put up on January 31st.
The drawings will work this way each month.
I am adding a new requirement going forward. If your blog comments come up with anything other than your first AND last name, you must also leave your name in both your comment on the first of the month post and the check-in post. Some people’s comments show up as their blog names, a nickname, or a first name only. This makes it very difficult to determine who is who without checking URLs, going back to the sign-up sheet, etc., thereby drastically increasing the workload associated with sorting out points. This new requirement will be effective starting with the February monthly check-in post on the 29th. However, if you have already left your comment on February author George Shannon’s post, I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could go back and check to see how your name comes up. If it is anything other than your first AND last name, please reply to your own comment and leave your full name. Thanks a gajillion.
Now, onto the moment you’ve all been waiting for… The winner of this month’s giveaway, a critique from the lovely Tara Lazar IS …..
MONICA LeMASTER !!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations Monica, and to EVERYONE who completed a draft in January. What a great start to the year!!
Monica, I will forward your email to Tara so the two of you can determine next steps. Congratulations again.
Keep writing everyone!!!