In November I am going to undertake another writerly challenge – this time to come up with one picture book idea every day for the month of November. I don’t have to write the PB – just imagine 30 cracker ideas. (In truth, they don’t have to be crackers, but if they’re not, I don’t want them.) I say I don’t have to write the PBs – but I suspect that will be the greatest challenge… to have an exciting idea and not write it – yet.
Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is the idea of my twitter buddy, @taralazar. It is the Picture Book equivalent to the hugely popular NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). You can read more about it on Tara’s blog (here). And if you’re a writer looking for a fun but motivational event (because you really DO finish these challenge with good stuff) then sign up and join in.
BUT… I couldn’t do a month of ideas and no writing – and I couldn’t even imagine writing 50,000 words… ever! (that’s the NaNoWriMo challenge – 50k in 1month) so in November, while my mind is buzzing with words and ideas, I will also be focusing on my current WIP – that verse novel I was working on during Queensland Writers Week.
If you don’t see or hear from me much in November, you will know why…
Are you taking part in PiBoIdMo… NaNoWriMo… or both? (Madness! 😉 ) Leave a comment and let me know. And have fun with it!