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.