ReviMo 2015


2nd Annual ReviMo - Revise More Picture Books Challenge
*January 11th-17th, 2015*

Got picture book drafts piled up collecting dust? Have critiques for your story, but haven't done a SINGLE thing to improve it?  Need a jumpstart to revise? ReviMo is for you!

Each ReviMo, you will be encouraged to REVISE those picture book manuscripts. There will be blogs, graphics (and perhaps vlogs) encouraging you to take out that poopy first (second, third, fifteenth) draft and breathe new life into it. I hope you will join us!

How do you ReviMo, you ask? 

Register for ReviMo:
You must (to be eligible for prizes):
1. Register by commenting below (once only please!). Registration closes 10 pm CST 1/11/15.
2. Keep track of how many days you REVISE a picture book manuscript (you are on the honor system) January 11-17th. Those of you who revise 4+ days will be eligible to win fabulous prizes!! There will be a blog post with two Rafflecopters on 18th (one for 4+ days revised and one for 7 days revised), where you can enter to win. There will be daily posts to motivate and inspire you, you can subscribe to my blog to receive the posts by email!
3What counts as REVISING? Making significant and thoughtful changes to a Picture Book Manuscript. If you go through and change a few words that doesn't count! I want you to stand your manuscripts on their heads, twirl it around and get that outstanding story out! (check out Laura Ruby's post for more thoughts on what revision is and isn't!)
4. 
Comment on the daily posts, thank our guests and let us know how your revisions are going!

And for fun:
1. Join ReviMo Facebook Group, click here.
2. Add a twibbon to your Twitter avatar, click here for bug, click here for pig! 

3. Check out the previous ReviMo interviews and posts! 
4. Add the Official ReviMo Button (link to http:megmillerwrites.blogspot.com) to your blog.


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Cecilia said...

signing up :) Here I am making sure I revise in January. I have a LOT of drafts to revise.

Carrie Charley Brown said...

Hooray! Pumped for Year #2 of ReviMo! Carrie Charley Brown

Christine M. Irvin said...

I'm in! I'm in!!

judyrubin13 said...

Looking forward to another great ReviMo. Thank you for the opportunity.

Sharon Giltrow said...

signing up reading to revise will have to write first but I have lots of ideas thanks to Tara Lazar.

Anonymous said...

This is Krista McMorran-Maus. I'm signing up. I participated last year and loved it!

Deborah Holt Williams said...

Got lots of ideas in Nov. thanks to PiBoIdMo, did almost nothing in December, hope to start writing and revising in Jan! Looking forward to ReViMo!

Maria said...

I'm in! Sounds fabulous. Thanks!

Cindy Williams Schrauben said...

Can't wait! :) Go, Meg

Elizabeth Brown said...

I'm in! Thank you!

Laurie J. Edwards said...

Looking forward to it.

Claire O'Brien said...

Let's do this!

Annie Bailey said...

Sounds like fun! Count me in!

Yvonne Mes said...

Looking forward to it!

Margaret G. said...

I'm in! Thanks!

julierowanzoch said...

I'm in with a grin!

Lori Mozdzierz said...

Couldn't imagine January without ReviMo! :D

saputnam said...

I'm in! Hopefully by then I will be all rested up from moving into my new house and raring to go!

Rebecca Trembula said...

I'm in!

Michele Norman said...

I'm in too! Thanks Meg!

Val M said...

I'm in and ready to revise

Sue Heavenrich said...

Sign me up for a second year of revision fun! (Now to get some of those PiBo ideas into sloppy first drafts!)

Michelle Dragalin said...

Sign me up; need to get moving with my ideas

Anonymous said...

So excited! Thank you, Meg!

Donna Cangelosi said...

I'm so excited to start the year revising with this group! Thank you!

Jen Swanson said...

I'm in! Can't wait!!

Janie said...

Thank you, thank you! Looking forward to it.

Lisa Peek said...

Would like to sign up Meg. Can't wait to be totally devoted to writing for a few days during break.
Lisa

Kathy Halsey said...

Meg, I am ready and need this. Count me in and thank you for helping me make January 2015 more productive.

Alex English said...

I have so many almost-done manuscripts that need revising. Count me in!

Rene Diane Aube said...

Ohhh...I'm signing up...have lots of revising to get done to be ready to start subbing in 2015! YIPPEE! Thanks Meg!

Pat said...

Looking forward to ReviMo!

Joanne Sher said...

DEFINITELY in. I need it so VERY much! Can't wait. Thanks, Meg!

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www.lindaford.org said...

Sounds like what I need.

Cassandra Federman said...

Can't wait, these contests are fantastic!

Heather said...

Sounds great! I need more external motivation. :)

Alayne Kay Christian said...

Looking forward to it, Meg!

Garden Girl said...

Meg: Wait for me! I too, am looking forward to ReviMo 2015. Thank you. ~Suzy Leopold

Sandy Perlic said...

Boy, do I have some manuscripts that need some love! I'm in!

Aimee Isaac said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in!

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Here's my ticket to ride, Meg! I'm on board for another fabulous week of revising! Can't believe I am filling in my new 2015 calendar!!! :) :) :)

Anita Banks said...

Count me in!

Rebecca Fleishman said...

Can't wait! Thank you:)

Karen LAwler said...

I am in such need of this kick in the butt.. Thank you. Karen LAwler

Teresa Robeson said...

I will definitely need to be revising come January! :) Thanks, Meg!

Julie Hedlund said...

I don't know how much I'll be able to revise since it's also registration for 12 x 12, but I'm definitely going to try so count me in as a participant!

Nancy Kotkin said...

Sounds like fun. I'm in!

caroline twomey said...

Sounds good, I'm in!!!

Debra Shumaker said...

I'm in too! It is sorely needed. . .
Debra Shumaker

Sally Suehler said...

I'm in! I have so many revisions upon revisions upon revisions...
This will be great! And so many familiar names.

Sydney O'Neill said...

I'm looking forward to this!

jan godown annino said...

Is there space in this place for 1 more?
Sounds gre8t!

jan godown annino/bookseedstudio

MARIA BOSTIAN said...

Awesome. I'm looking forward to it!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a great idea. I need this kind of push. Thank you.

shirley johnson said...

Looking forward to it. First time to participate.

June said...

I think I'm up for it.

Charlotte Dixon said...

Count me in!

Carla Burke said...

Fantastic! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!

Carla Burke said...

Fantastic!

Leslie Colin Tribble said...

I'm in! Looking forward to forward motion to start the year right.

Karen B said...

Count me in. I look forward to the inspiration. :)

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Nat Keller said...

Count me in!!

Jacquie said...

Count me in as well, thanks (I need a push to get revising!)

Kirsten said...

Ready to get started!

Anonymous said...

This is Katie Furze. I'd love to give this a go! Thanks.

Bethany said...

I'm in, I'm in!

Donna Rossman said...

Sounds Like Fun! Count me in…

Kim said...

I'm in!

McMarshall said...

I'm in, this looks like fun!

Barbara cum Lauda said...

Gonna dust off and spruce up!

Heather Steffens said...

Great idea. I am in!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I'm in. Just need to pick out my stories to revise. Stacy S. Jensen

Darshana said...

Thanks I'm here and ready to go!

Kayleen West said...

Perfect timing for me - I am in!

Jai Soloy said...

Great - I'm looking forward to setting some time aside for revisions! ~Lauren Soloy

Sylvia Liu said...

Thanks for doing this again. I will get on it this year.

tanyakonerman said...

I'm in!

Kirsti said...

I can't wait to start revising!!! Kirsti Call

Kristi Veitenheimer said...

Looking forward to my first ReviMo!

alison odonnell said...

Can't wait to get started

Sandee Abern said...

Perfect timing....need to revise and revise some more! Looking forward to this....

Rachel Stones said...

I'm in! Heaven knows I need revision. :)

Jennifer Larson said...

Count me in! Can't wait to dust off a manuscript.

Beth Anderson said...

Me too!

Kirsten Larson said...

Fantastic. I have a couple of PBs that need revising. Thanks Meg!

Dani Duck said...

I'm happy to join in. Hopefully I get time to write some things to revise!

Mindy Alyse Weiss said...

I'm in! I'm not sure how many days of revision I'll be able to do, since I'll be away at a conference for part of ReviMo, but I always love having some extra inspiration to sneak in picture book revisions. Thanks for running this again!

Margaret Flint Suter said...

I want to play!! This will be an accountability adventure I need!
Thanks!

Kathy Cornell Berman said...

Thanks for doing this again Meg!Looking forward to more great ideas to get my manuscripts in tip top shape.

Joan Waites said...

Great! This will give me the push I need. Thank you!

Doris K. Stone said...

I can't wait to get started, Meg. Thank You!

Unknown said...

Sounds great!
Kimberly Cowger

Traci Sorell said...

I'm ready to revise!!

Sue Frye said...

I'm so ready to get started on revisions! Thanks, Meg!

Pam said...

Yes, the revision Maven is here! Count me in.

Robyn Campbell said...

*raises hand* Drafts, here we come! YEAH! xoxo

Carrie Finison said...

I wiil def. be revising come January!

Erik said...

Oh! Oh! I'm in! I'm in!!

Debbie Faith Mickelson said...

I'm in!

shell said...

Let's go!

Victoria Warneck said...

I'm in for the first time this year! Thanks for organizing, Meg.

pennyklostermann.com said...

I'm in.
Penny Parker Klostermann

Sarah Maynard said...

I will revise! Whoot!

Diane O'Neill said...

I'd like to join ReviMo! Thanks!

Priya said...

I'm in

Kathy Doherty said...

I'm ready to revise!

Pat Miller said...

Great way to start the writing year! I'm in!

Flower Trellis said...

Sign me up!

AnimalAuthor said...

My drafts are begging for revisions!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I am in need of revisions.

Susan Cabael said...

Looking forward to the push!
Susan Cabael

Sharalyn said...

I have a couple of ms. that need revising so I'll be working on them this year.

Ellen L. Ramsey said...

Looking forward to it. Happy Holidays to you!

Marcie Colleen said...

Oh my goodness! I have revisions to do for my editor!!! Eeek! The book deals were so exciting, but alas its time to do the work. Ready to roll up the sleeves and revise with you all! xo

Danielle Dufayet said...

So ready to join this group and get to work! Thanks for the opportunity!

bitsykemper said...

Challenge accepted :-)

thduggie said...

It was good last year, so here's the next round. Same book, unfortunately...

Debbie L said...

Signing up!

kt giorgio said...

I'm in! --Katie Mills Giorgio

Nina Johnson said...

Hi Meg. I'm back this year signing up and looking forward to great January breakthroughs by participating in ReViMo 2015.

Lauren said...

I'm excited for another great ReviMo! Thank you for providing such a wonderful opportunity!

gail said...

Ready to roll.

Lori Degman said...

Boy do I need this - count me in!

Tracy Molitors said...

Thanks so much, Meg! Can't wait to get started.

Mike Karg said...

Let's light this candle! Thanks, Meg

Teresa MI Schaefer said...

Hi Meg. Pleased to be signing up for the 2nd annual ReViMo with lots of familiar faces and names!

Mary Neville said...

ready to get started, count me in!

Laura Renauld said...

I feel another challenge coming on!

Kelly Vavala said...

I'm accepting the challenge Kelly Vavala....you can do it!!

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Gabi Snyder said...

Count me in! I have a LOT of revising to do!

L Willard said...

Thanks, Meg! I'm looking forward to another ReviMo!

Joanne Roberts said...

Thanks for continuing the ReviMo tradition. It was so valuable this past year, especially in January. Count me in!

Rebecca Colby said...

Going to give it a go this year as I have a lot of poopy first drafts. Looking forward to it!

lindaschueler said...

Loved last year. Can't wait for this year!

Alexia Andoni said...

I'm looking forward to it!

Carol Breedlove said...

Signing up! Looking forward to it!

Heather Pierce Stigall said...

Count me in!

Cat F said...

I'm in! I had a really productive week last year :)

Lisa R. said...

Ready to get to work!

Michele Norman said...

Looking forward to it, Meg!

Sunny Walker said...

Hey, I'm in. I'm so in need of revisions - several!!

Tina Cho said...

Please count me in. I'd like to try this year!

Sue P. said...

Entirely too neglectful of all writing lately. I'm in!!

Linda A. said...

A friend told me about this. I would love to be included. Thanks.

Jane Heitman Healy said...

Let's go! Thanks, Meg!

Ellen Leventhal said...

I thought I commented before, but now I can't find it. I need revision work for my comments it seems! Excited to be joining you. Thanks!

Lori Mozdzierz said...

Wahoo! For me, year two đŸ˜ƒ
Meg, from the bottom of my writerly heart, thank you for all you do to bring this awesome event to us! đŸ˜‰

Lisa R said...

Meg, you are the best!

MARIA BOSTIAN said...

Count me in!

Elaine Kiely Kearns said...

I wouldn't miss it for anything! Count me in!

nicole snitselaar said...

I wouls be very pleased to take part...

Lauri Meyers said...

I have seven mss to revise, and I need to be forced into it!

Tracy D. said...

Excited to join in -- thanks!

Julie Segal Walters said...

Count me in!

Beth said...

I'm in!

Hope Lim said...

I'm in! Excited to start the new year with this challenge!

Rena J. Traxel said...

I'm in! Thanks.

Tracey M. Cox said...

Checking in, Meg!

Kaye Baillie said...

Thanks Meg can't wait

Michelle Dragalin said...

This should be interesting!

Therese Nagi said...

Checking in Meg!

Jen Swanson said...

I'm in. Can't wait!!

Denise Engle said...

Looking forward to ReviMo!

Sophia Mallonée said...

Count me in! I'm here for 2015! Woo hoo!
Sophia Mallonée

Sharalyn said...

I posted once, sorry, but I edited my profile, and wanted to see if it added my photo. So I'll see.

Monica Lauscher said...

This is exactly what I need! Discipline.

Thanks, Meg!

Rachel said...

I look forward to revising!

Christy Mihaly said...

Okay, I'll do it! I'll revise! Promise.

Lori Alexander said...

Ooh, I need this!

Lori Ann said...

Count me in! Thank you!

Lori Ann Lehman

Jennifer Kirkeby said...

Hi Everyone! I'd love to hop in! Thanks for another year of ReviMo, Meg!

Andria Rosenbaum said...

I'm all in!

Lauren Soloy said...

I'm looking forward to it! Last year was great!

katmaz@mac.com said...

I am ready to revise!
Kathy Mazurowski
my wordpress account is not working at this site.

Valerie Howard said...

Valerie Larson-Howard is in! this is going to be a perfect event for me that has come at exactly the perfect time. Perfect!

Nadine Gamble said...

I'm ready! Let's do this!

Jodi Mckay said...

Count me in! I have some manuscripts that could use some special attention. Thanks!!

Carol Munro said...

I'm in. I thought I had already signed up, but I can't find my name here. Hmmm. Can't wait!

Cindy Williams Schrauben said...

Just what I need right now, Meg!! Thanks

Stacey Shubitz said...

Not only am I signing up, but I'm going to tell my critique group about this!

Sue Frye said...

Count me in too, Meg! So very excited about this! Can't wait to get started!

Rosemary Basham said...

I'm in!

Julie Gribble said...

Hey Meg, I'm ready! So is my eraser, my pencil, and my pencil sharpener :-)

Kathy said...

I am---(change to second person?) She is ready-(passive-) She remains ready--(switch back to first person) --

Ha! Need I say any more? Signing up. Thanks Meg :-)

Kim Chaffee said...

Can't wait! Kim Chaffee

shiela fuller said...

ReViMo year 2! Thank you! Shiela Fuller

Leah H. said...

I've been revising other genres for months . . . my PB manuscripts are feeling neglected. I'm ready to start trying to mold my mess!

Lindsay said...

Excited for ReViMo! :)

Rebecca Sheraton said...

Always revising and what a great incentive to do so.

Jennifer said...

It's definitely time to revise! I'm signing up! --Jennifer Kaap

Jarm Del Boccio said...

I'm in. . .and so looking forward to the challenge!

Jarm Del Boccio
Jarm@me.com
Http://4ambassadorsofchrist.blogspot.com

Ashley Bankhead said...

I am really excited to participate. I want to get my manuscripts revised and ready. Thanks for putting this event on!

Dawn Young said...

I'm in! Looking forward to it. Thanks Meg!

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Unknown said...

Revise, revise, revise! Theresa Love

Angela Turner said...

Ready to get started!

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