Posts Tagged ‘picture books’

2012 PiBoIdMo

Okay. I finally decided to take the plunge. I’ve been sitting on the sidelines for however many years this picture book challenge has been going on, wishing I had what it takes to do it. This year I decided I might as well TRY. So I’m officially signed up with Tara Lazer’s Picture Book Idea Month, where I’m supposed to come up with 30 picture book ideas during the month of November.

When I told an author friend who’s done NaNoWrMo about this challenge, she said, “Just come up with the ideas? That would be such a breeze.” But then, you see, she’s an idea person and I’m not. In the normal course of things, I’m lucky to come up with one picture book idea in a month. Thirty seems overwhelming to me.

But I’ve decided to take it just one day at a time.

The first night I dreamed about countless picture book ideas. Unfortunately, the only thing I remembered when I woke up in the morning–other than that I’d thought they were such good ideas at the time– was the part of the dream where I was saying to myself, “I’d better write all these ideas down right now, so I remember them in the morning.” 😦

Oh well. I’ve obviously got some picture book ideas somewhere in my brain. Maybe I’ll figure out during this PiBoIdMo how to retrieve them from my dream-locked idea box.

If you want to participate in the challenge Tara’s blog is:


Picture Book Celebration


I’m excited to be participating in Nancy Sanders’ Picture Book Celebration this summer! A group of us are going to be reading lots of picture books, blogging about them, and hopefully writing some.  And Nancy (who’s a wonderful author) will be giving us tips along the way. If you’d like to join us, here’s the link to Nancy’s — blog post .