Thursday, December 06, 2012

I'm a Winner!

Badge designed by Ward Jenkins. Find him at
For the second year in a row, I participated in Tara Lazar's brainchild event, Picture Book Idea Month. Masses of writers voluntarily pledged to spend November coming up with (at least) one picture book idea per day. And — last time I checked the tally — more than 400 of us completed the task, right on schedule.

That, of course, makes all of us big, beautiful winners, and I've downloaded my well-earned badge to prove it. (In case you missed it, please see above.)

This year I came up with a total of 38 ideas. Several of them are fairly well developed with a potential story arc or a rough outline. Most of the rest are one-sentence descriptions, simple concepts, or just kernels of some sort (think: particular settings, loaded character names, trigger phrases that mean something to me).

Now, please pardon me while I decide which one or ten of those books to start writing!