Today I give you a very short post because I have to get myself organized for PiBoIdMo (which mainly means reading a lot of other blogs and stuff today and then sitting in a corner and pondering).
As I start this challenge, I have to tell you my biggest problem with picture book ideas...the conflict. I am very anti-conflict in my real life, so I find it very difficult to insert any conflict in my writing. I tend to write "slice of life" stories and then I have to go back and insert the conflict. I have this delightful character in mind and then I have to figure out how to mix up their life. It is not easy! I'm a strong proponent of happily-ever-after. But to get there, they have to have overcome something. I sure wish there was some market for non-conflict boring stories!