As well as working on my illustrations, I have also joined 12×12 in 2012, a group of authors and illustrators that are embarking on a journey to write one completed picture book manuscript a month for each month in 2012. While I am not short of ideas after partaking in the 2011 PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) which was a challenge to come up with 30 ideas for picture books in 30 days, to actually sit down and write them out, revise, structure, and complete them is another challenge all in itself. Still, I find that having an amazing support group and people encouraging each other and sharing ideas goes a long way towards completing what I’m setting out to do: sending out picture book manuscripts to publishers in 2012. I currently am working on rough sketches for one completed manuscript, and also writing another for the first month of 12×12 in 2012. Good luck to all that are participating!