Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's nearly Picture Book Idea Month time! Wahoo!

Do you ever have so many new ideas that you think your head will explode? I don't either...usually. 

That all changed after attending a non-fiction NF4NF workshop for children's writers offered by Pat Miller in September. Now ideas are stampeding like mustangs before a storm. I just need to wrangle the herd and pick one (or three). 

How will I do it? I plan to participate again in PiBoIdMo 2015, an online writing event established by children's author Tara Lazar. (Check out her latest book, Little Red Gliding Hood to be released October 27th.) 

PiBoIdMo is pure writing magic. Every morning in November, no exceptions, I shuffle out of my bedroom in fuzzy bathrobe and slippers with my favorite pen and idea notebook. (See photo) and settle in for an hour before I have to get ready for my day job. With the creative gates open, ideas trot in from the ether. (The first year I participated I was skeptical, but now I KNOW it works.)

Anyway, for those who are stuck for new ideas or have always wanted to write children's books, this is the perfect kickoff to success. 


  1. Yes, I know what you mean. I usually love to brainstorm, but PiBoIdMo opened creative floodgates I didn't know existed!
    See ya around,
    ~JEN Garrett

    1. It's a mystery how November and PiBoIdMo makes it happen, but I'm thankful!

  2. Thanks. Lots of writing happenings! I hope your work is going well!

  3. Last year was my first PiBoIdMo year and I was amazed at how effective it is. I'm still drawing ideas from last year's PiBoIdMo well.