Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PiBoIdMO is under way

Created by Illustrator Bonnie Adamson
November arrived and so did Picture Book Idea Month.

I'm sure I can channel today's snow into a few picture book ideas.

I know many of my friends are writing out 1,666 words a day for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). My picture book ideas haven't taken up that much space on the page. A few ideas have sparked 50 words or so as I fleshed out some details.

If you want to join in the PiBoIdMo fun, sign up here before Nov. 3.

As I've mentioned before, my blog posts will focus on picture books this month.

On Mondays: There will be a photo prompt to spark an idea or two. Another photo will appear on my Facebook page, if I figured out how to schedule it properly through Hootsuite.

On Wednesdays:  I've asked several picture book writers to guest post.

This schedule includes:

On Thursdays: I'll focus on a picture book authors and resources for picture book writers.

In addition to the 30 ideas (or more you'll have at the end of November), you'll also have a network of picture book writers. Participants are connecting through Twitter, blogs and a Facebook group.

Take a look at the posts on author Tara Lazar's site about the challenge already. The posts continue until the end of the month.
PiBoIdMo Day 2: Karma Wilson Asks The Magic Question
PiBoIdMo Cafe Press Shop is Open for Charity!
PiBoIdMo Day 1: MaMoIdMo–Magical Moments Idea Month?
PiBoIdMo Preview Day 2: If You’re Lucky
PiBoIdMo Preview Day 1: Mindy Alyse Weiss Isn’t Scared!
So what are you working on in November? A special challenge or just writing.

16 comments:

  1. NaNo participant, here. (Officially or unofficially -- not sure yet.) Love the art in many picture books! (Wrote and illustrated one years ago. Sent to only one publisher who said they subject matter was too similar to another they'd published).

    Do you make art?

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  2. Nice post -- am loooking forward to how many ideas I can come up with. Great timing with Piture Book Month -- I downloaded the logo. Share your goal. Glad for the heads up on the author interviews. I enjoy reading them and writing them. I posted one today with Tom Lichtenheld. I write PB, so I have a soft spot :) Will look forward to your choices in PB reviews this months.

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  3. Nice post -- am loooking forward to how many ideas I can come up with. Great timing with Piture Book Month -- I downloaded the logo. Share your goal. Glad for the heads up on the author interviews. I enjoy reading them and writing them. I posted one today with Tom Lichtenheld. I write PB, so I have a soft spot :) Will look forward to your choices in PB reviews this months.

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  4. Working on Day 2 of Nano, but I only have 200 words so far. Time to get off the blogs and back on Scrivener!
    Enjoy the snow day!

    ~Debbie

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  5. I am a picture book fan so I look forward to your posts :)
    And your guess for my novel inspiration was i would say halfway there...:) I've been checking out other blogs and it's not easy guessing at all!!!
    Good luck with PiBoIdMO.

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  6. @Sandwiched - Good luck with NaNO. I just write. My stick figures are horrible. The market is difficult for any idea right now. But, we keep trying. One never knows if his or her idea will be the one that is different.
    @Patricia- I'm tracking all of them to give a run down.
    @Debbie - I don't expect to see you around in November. Just write (and well, post those helpful blog posts too :) Really, no pressure)
    @Coleen - I stopped by a few and it was hard and a fun exercise. I'll have to visit again to see the final answer.

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  7. I have a few small writing goals for this month. Not NaNo--that was too much for me.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for the contest. Nice to meet you!

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  8. Personally I think 1666 words a day is a lot easier than fresh new PB ideas a day ;)

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  9. I'm just getting into the PiBoldmo.
    It's such a brilliant resource for picture book writers to unleash their creative ideas.

    Thanks for sharing:)

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  10. This is so great, Stacy! I'm looking forward to all of it! :)

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  11. @Lydia - I wasn't able to do NaNo one year. Since then, I choose challenges that I feel are doable. Maybe NaNo will be in my future, but not now. Good luck with your goals.
    @Lynda - I'm fearful some ideas may not be "fresh," but I'm writing them down and fleshing them out.
    @Renee - very true. It's fun for me to meet more folks in the community.
    @Susanna - Thanks. Glad you were able to make it out of the snow. I wish I had a donut for you.

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  12. I wrote a whole blog post as a comment to this post before it was written. LOL. I'll be posting it on Saturday and you'll see why. Didn't know it would be so popular a topic. Everyone had the same idea.

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  13. Thanks for mentioning the link to the PiBoIdMo FB page! I'm all linked up (thanks Tara!!) and having a lot of fun reading the comments!

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  14. Thanks for the FB link - I hadn't seen that yet. I'm glad to play a small part in your blog plans for the month. :-)

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  15. Glad to share the FB link with you covetcat and Julie. I found it by commenting on a blog and "discovering it." Then, it was mentioned in one of the PiBoIdMo blogs. And, I appreciate you being part of the plans Julie.

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