Tuesday, October 19, 2010


That stands for Picture Book Idea Month and I'm going to participate in it come November (hence the snazzy badge on my sidebar)!  If you click on that snazzy badge, you will be taken to the PiBoIdMo home, which is Tara Lazar's blog.  She came up with this plan last year to have picture book writers come up with one picture book idea a day for a month. We aren't writing a book a day, just coming up with a idea a day.  How much fun is that?!  And I understand there will be inspirational posts from all kinds of guests to keep us going and even some prizes of some kind. 

This is a take off on NaNoWiMo, which is National Novel Writing Month where people churn out a first draft of a novel in one month (with daily word count writing goals).  I'm very glad I'm not a novel writer!  But I'm very excited to be a picture book writer and have this structured challenge to get the old creative juices flowing.

So, if you are a picture book writer (aspiring or published) or maybe you are just starting to think about trying to write one - sign up!  Join in the fun and get ready to be blown away by your own awesome ideas for books about the mold on a PB&J or an elephant who wants her toenails painted or a little girl who wants to dig a moat around her house to keep out the purple pickle people of Paraguay!


  1. Sounds a brilliant idea, though I only produced one picture book, completing the hundreds of illustrations wore me out. Better sticking with my 50,000 word children's novels, I find it easier.. :0)

  2. I just wanted to say hello from one crusader to another.

  3. I'm in too! Glad we'll be in it together.

  4. Thanks for the mention, Meghan! See you next month! (Which is really next week already! Yikes!)

  5. Whoops, I spelled Megan wrong! Well, feel free to call me Tarah.


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