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  • Kathryn Patterson

Picture Book Idea Month

I don't really know why I signed up for this. November is a crazy month for most of us.  On top of elections, there's Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas, several birthdays in the family, and NaNoWriMo.  I mean, I already sign up to write 50,000 words in 30 days. But this year I heard about Picture Book Idea Month, or PiBoIdMo, from Debbie Ohi.  The concept is quite simple - think up one idea for a picture book once a day for 30 days.  I don't have to create the actual picture book each day, just think of a viable idea for one.  Simple, right? Here's what my internal dialogue sounded like last week:

     Sane Me:  Picture Book Idea Month?  That sounds too easy.

     Crazy Me:  No, it really is that easy.

     Sane Me:  But I already have too much going on in November to participate.

     Crazy Me:  What are you talking about?  I used to tell the kids stories practically in my sleep.

     Sane Me:  When they were toddlers, *years* ago,...

     Crazy Me:  It's not that long ago.

     Sane Me:  Yes, it is.

     Crazy Me:  No, it's not.

     Sane Me:  Besides, where would I keep the ideas?  When would I get around to even attempting one?

     Crazy Me:  After you finish your NaNoWriMo novel, you need to let it rest before you edit it.  

     Sane Me:  Are you crazy?

     Crazy Me: Yes, yes I am.

In the end, Crazy Me won and I signed up.  I figure I have a 50/50 chance of finishing, but I'll never know until I try.  

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