It’s that time of year again!

After the last zombie has shambled off and your post-Halloween sugar level has evened out, what’s next!

Thanksgiving, you ask? Why no, not quite yet, (let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) You see, well before Turkey Day hits it’ll be time for “Picture Book Idea Month” or PiBoIdMo, starting November 1 until the 30th, hosted by Tara Lazar over at “Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).”

The plan is to come up with an idea for a picture book every day of the month of November. It can be a fully fleshed out plot, a snippet of a concept, maybe it’s simply a title. As long as it’s an idea. Along the way there will be daily inspirational posts from industry folk over at WFKWRT and a whole community of participants on the Facebook discussion group, rooting each other on.

In a perfect world all participants will have 30 picture book ideas at the end of 30 days. But you might simply get to 20 or maybe only 15. But you’ll have 15 more ideas than you might have had otherwise, right?

30 ideas! How fantastic would that be? What you do with them afterwards is up to you, but what a great springboard of creativity! Why should the NaMoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) peeps have all the fun, right?

Anywho, I’m giving it a whirl for the third year in a row and I’m pumped!  Wish me luck and maybe I’ll see some of you out there in PiBoIdMo-land!

If y’all would like to know more about PiBoIdMO come by here and check it out.

P.S. The adorable, official PiBoIdMo art was created by the talented Joyce Wan.