End of PiBoIdMo 2013

Well, it has certainly been a busy November – I managed to finish this years writing challenge PiBoIdMo 2013 with 36 ideas. I admit that some days I thought my  brain had run dry of any more picture book concepts or ideas but at the last minute something always entered my mind and Bingo! Of the 36 ideas I think at least 3 have potential. 3 is better than nothing, which is what I may have had by the end of November had I not participated. One of those ideas developed into a full manuscript and counted as my November draft for the other writing challenge that I am also participating in: Julie Hedlunds 12 x 12!

I completed the November challenge!

So, if you also participated in this years PiBoIdMo 2013 challenge well done!

Picture Book Month & PiBoIdMo2013!

The 1st of November is quite a big day in the world  of picture books for the following two reasons:


1. – It is the first day of PiBoIdMo 2103 which means anyone participating has to come up with a new picture book idea or concept each day of November! Find out more here: PiBoIdMo2013.

Have you come up with your idea for day 1 yet? Thankfully, mine just came to me after reading todays post on Tara Lazar’s blog via guest Diane De Las Casas. So that’s 1 down 29 to go. 🙂




2. – It is also Picture Book Month which means it is the time to celebrate your love of picture books. Find out more here: Picture Book Month

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With my children still bringing back picture books from their school library each week, we get to enjoy and celebrate picture books often.


Godluck with your writing!

PiBoIdMo 2013 is about to begin!



On 1st November 2013 PiBoIdMo will begin. This will be my third year participating in this writers challenge and I highly recommend it to get the literary juices flowing.

For each of the 30 days of November your challenge is to come up with a new picture book idea or concept. It is then up to you how much you develop it. I have come up with some of my best manuscripts from ideas conceived during PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Ideas Month).

To register for free or find out more go to Tara lazar’s website here: Writing For Kids (While Raising Them)


And if you like to write verse stories or rhyming children’s poems you may also want to enter Jackie Hosking’s New Spring Competition over at Pass It On the networking e-zine for children’s writers and illustrators. (Competition closes 30th October)


Enjoy! 🙂