Sunday, November 1, 2015

I'm Doing PiBoIdMo!

I don't know if I'll ever be a participant of NaNoWriMo. A whole book in a month just seems a bit out of my grasp. But 30 picture book ideas in a month? That's more my speed! I would love to one day have a picture book published, but they do intimidate me. So little words, meaning each one has to have weight, necessity. Eep! 

I have written one picture book so far, about a frog that lives next to a drive-in movie theater. It needs mundo work. But I'd like to keep trying and get better, so churning out multiple ideas to pick from sounds like just what I need. 

If anyone else has been wanting to test the picture book waters, registration is open until the 5th! Here's the link to Tara Lazar's website, the founder of PiBoIdMo. 

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    1. It is! It's very low-key, so I don't feel all the pressure I'd be if I were doing NaNoWriMo. And they do blog posts everyday from pb authors, so those are great.

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  2. What a fun idea! And I love the thought of a frog who lives next to a drive-in :)

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    1. Thanks! And I think I've thought of a way to make it better, so yay. =)

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  3. Don't tell the NaNo participants but I find this harder. That's a lot of ideas! I don't think I could do it. Fast draft, yes! Sign me up. But coming up with 30 ideas like that in 30 days. I'll just leave that to you. ;) Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

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    1. You are a rare breed, Kelly! =) I wish I were as good as fast drafter as you. But lots of practice, eh?

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  4. That's a great idea for PB writers. ^_^ Best of luck!

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    1. It is a really neat thing that Tara's put together. It for sure is a community now!

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  5. Hooray! Have fun!!! And as Kelly says this is harder in a different way than Nano ... but it's great to generate a lot of ideas and actually work on them. I don't do any of the official stuff but I've had 3 PBs noodling around in my head for a past couple of years and I think it's time to put them on paper.

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    1. Good luck, Vijaya! I'm sure they'll be terrific. =)

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  6. That looks like fun! I would be horrible at it, but I think my daughter would do well. :D

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    1. They can come up w/some doozies sometimes!

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  7. Okay this is adorable!! And I'm with you, NaNo intimidates me. I need way more time to work on something...but i wish I could do NaNo since it would be nice to let go of doubts and just write for a month lol

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    1. That is the nice side of it. B/c in order to win, that's what ya gotta do! =)

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  8. Hope you come up with lots of great ideas, Leandra, and I like your frog story already!

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  9. The process of creating a picture book amazes me. Seems really difficult.

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    1. I know, right? Something so small compared to the monsters we right normally, but it's tough!

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  10. good luck leandra! 30 picture books seems like a lot, but i think you can do it. :) my hubby and i wrote a little one for our daughter, and because i'm now up to my eyeballs in children's books, i've thought about trying to write one for real. i have commitment issues right now though, but i'll share this on twitter and maybe i can participate next year!

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    1. Thankfully, it's just the ideas! No way could I write 30 in 30 days. Unless it was a board book with like: Cow. Cow says Moo. Lol! ;)

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  11. How insanely adorable is this idea?? OMG, you must have so much inspiration with your little one! :) Good luck.

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