Julie Foster Hedlund (writeupmylife.com) has started the Picture Book Writing Challenge called
12 x 12 in 2012. The challenge is to write 12 complete picture book drafts in the 12 months of 2012. The deadline to sign up as an official participant of the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge is January 29, 2012. Children's author, Katie Davis (producer of weekly podcasts called Brain Burps About Books) will interview Julie Hedlund on January 11th.
Mandatory for official participants:
1. You must sign the Google form on the post announcing 12 x 12 in 2012, if you are interested in joining the challenge.
2. You must follow her blog.
You will receive a winner badge if you complete the challenge. There will also be giveaways at the end of each month. Best of all, comments by experts in the field of children's books will be posted on the first of each month.