It’s Here!

PiBoIdMo 2014

 

Year Three … methinks.

In November I get to set my picture book loving self free to romp and frolic.

P.D. Eastman is still one of my favourite authors of all time. You have no idea how many times you’ll hear, “Are you my mother?” and “Do you like my hat?” spoken in my home. (The only people who now live here are 59, 53, and 24.)

And isn’t it funny what a suffix can do? To be childish is considered a bad think. However, to be childlike, on the other hand …

Wide-eyed. Eager. Filled with hope. I definitely want these traits to mark my life.

And while, yes, too many children don’t get to experience these things on a regular basis, picture book authors can help change that.

(FYI … if you need a shot of energy and excitement, forget the coffee, listen to PiBoIdMo founder’s podcast here: http://lgbpodcast.blogspot.ca/2014/10/tara-lazar-ep-94.html) Tara, you are amazing!

So, what is PiBoIdMo anyway?

Participants come up with 30 (or more) ideas for picture books during November – hopefully at least one per day. It may be as basic as writing down 30 titles or character sketches. The super ambitious may even flesh out some of their stories, but it’s not necessary.

There are daily posts, generous prizes, and inspiration galore. (Just in case you didn’t know, authors, agents, and publishers in the picture book industry are a great bunch.)

Can ya tell I’m pumped, stoked, and over-the-moon?

That pesky, perky, persistent element of my personality is now free to run, jump, and play.

It isn’t too late to check out PiBoIdMo.

For all of you who aren’t participating in NaNoWriMo, why not join the fun? Of course, NaNo participants are welcome, but I, for one, don’t have that kind of energy.

Writer or not … have a wonder-filled, joy-filled, blessing-filled month.

WELCOME, NOVEMBER!

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