November is challenge month. And I'm up to another one.
A few years ago I tried NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writers Month challenge. Thirty days = 50,000 words. I was successful. It wasn't easy, but it worked. I believe what helped me the most at that time was I was traveling a lot to Tampa on business. Instead of reading on the flight I wrote. It mostly worked. (Other than interested row mates on the plane and making one young woman cry when I told her my story.)
Unfortunately my novel still sits waiting for me to complete it, for in NaNoWriMo the goal is speed and not quality. Someday I will. Laurie hopes it is soon.
Children's writer Tara Lazar a few years ago began something similar. She calls it PiBoIdMo or Picture Book Idea Month. Thirty days = 30 ideas for a children's picture book. The key here is that they are ideas not fleshed out publisher ready manuscripts. After the month there should be some good ones in there that might be worthwhile pursuing.
And wouldn't a published picture book be awesome.
Yes it would!
I have ideas bubbling, frothing, popping, trampling over each other trying to get out. November is almost here. Bring it on. PiBoIdMo, I'm ready for you. (Check out the cool badge on the right.)
Check out Tara's website at taralazar.com.
ONE LAST NOTE!!!!!
Wednesday is Halloween! Yeah! If you want a great read check out my middle grade novel, "Dr Zombie Lives Next Door." Go to Amazon or click on the link on the right.
Or my short story "The Wrong Side of the Rainbow" currently in the October edition of Stupefying Stories!
As always, thanks for reading me.