Monthly Archives: November 2014

Writing Prompt #19


     Your main character decides to become a vegetarian right before Thanksgiving. His/Her mother is not happy about it. But the turkey is! In fact, the turkey helps the character come up with food ideas that do not include meat!

30 Ideas and 49 Manuscripts!


     I completed my 30 ideas for PiBoIdMo this weekend! Wow, was that ever fun! And I’m continuing it indefinitely. It’s amazing what just one little push can do. I’m very happy with my results and I’ve included a summary with each title I jotted down.

     I will do this next year. I absolutely loved it! I hope others will be inspired to try it, too.

     Also, I now have 49 manuscripts out to paying markets! I’ve been careful to edit all my stories over and over before I send them out. After all, many publishers won’t get back to you for 3 – 6 months so it’s a good idea to make sure your manuscript is top notch! I never send fresh work out on the same day. Usually I wait for weeks, sometime longer–depending on the word length.

     Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement!

     Someday I hope to share an acceptance for publication with you.

     Don’t just dream your dream, make it your goal. Don’t just have a goal, make it come true. But to make it come true, you must never give up.

Write on!


PiBoIdMo —> Picture Book Idea Month



     I have recently discovered Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo). And I love it! 30 Ideas in 30 Days. I already have ten story ideas written down, including the title and summary. What fun!

     I’m very excited to share this post with other picture book writers. NaNoWriMo can be a bit much if you are also writing on the side. And if you write picture book stories, PiBoIdMo is a great alternative to NaNoWriMo, challenging you to come up with ideas while still participating in something.

     This is my first year as an official participant and I’m already lovin’ it! I think you have till the 7th to join, so hurry! Sign up now!