Friday, December 07, 2012

PiBoIdMo 2012

Badge created by the awesome Ward Jenkins. Click here to see more of his work.
Hurray, I'm a winner! Once again, I managed to bang out thirty-plus ideas for picture books. I have so much fun doing this, and it actually helps create a habit. I am much more aware of ideas (especially great ones) when they slide into my periphery and never once think that "Oh, I'll remember that later" because I won't. I write everything down on post-its, scraps, and best of all, the handy-dandy mini notebook I now carry everywhere with me. (I've had it for two weeks, and there are already seven solid ideas in it-yay!)

If you missed the PiBoIdMo challenge this year, never fear! Tara still has all of the inspiring and informative guest posts on her blog here, and the challenge will return next year. Seeing the PiBo hashtag on Twitter (along with the cute twibbon) and getting to chat with other participants on Facebook makes this a wonderful, community event. The best part? How happy everyone involved is. Great support for someone when they are usually working alone.

Did you do PiBoIdMo? How'd it go?


  1. Yay! Congratulations. This was my third attempt and I completed this year. It was so fun and everyone was so supportive. I am really looking forward to taking at least one of my ideas to PB Dummy status in 2013.

  2. Me, too Jenn! Actually, my goal is to create and submit SIX. I'm hoping that number really pushes me forward. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations on participating! I did it for the first time this year and I'm looking forward to pulling at least one idea out of my hat and making it happen.

    Thanks also for your help in coordinating the Tomie DePaola Award. It must be a lot of work. It was a fun contest.

    All the best,


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