Happy November 1st, and welcome to a new year of PiBoIdMo, or Picture Book Idea Month! Today also marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, so you even get an extra hour today to participate in PiBoIdMo, how opportunistic!
I’m very happy to be participating again, as last year I sat out due to all of the work I was doing to prepare the launch of my webcomic, Galactic Dragons. This year I’m STILL doing a lot of work to keep my webcomic updated, but I love PiBoIdMo so much that I decided to balance the two (goodbye, sleep, it was nice knowing you!)
In case you aren’t familiar with it, PiBoIdMo was created by the fabulous Tara Lazar and now is in its 7th year. The idea behind PiBoIdMo is to come up with a new idea for a picture book for each day in the month of November. Anyone can participate for free and you can sign up HERE. However you do have to register by November 5, 2015, so sign up before the deadline and be sure to follow the instructions.
You technically don’t have to come up with a new idea on THAT DAY in particular as long as you have 30 ideas by the end of the month. Some people already have 30 ideas by day 10 (shakes fist at the over-achievers). The idea is to be creative and have fun.
This year’s PiBoIdMo logo was designed by the fabulous Troy Cummings, a very talented illustrator and author!
There are also tons of prizes available besides having fun and getting ideas for new picture books!