Sunday, December 02, 2012

PiBoIdMo Weeks #3+4: Hunker Down

It's not my favorite idea of them all, but the above image may be my favorite in my entire PiBoIdMo notebook. One thing I discovered this month was that when I couldn't come up with words, I drew instead and the words inevitably followed. Sometimes they took up entire pages and I started to wonder if I was writing a chapter book:

I have never participated in a creative event that required so much dedication and thought. It made my November completely fly by. Where did it go!? Hello... November? 

I woke up each day to a new inspiring post on Tara Lazar's blog. It was everything I could do to not read them before bed, towards the end I cheated a little. :) Have you seen the motivational image that Tiffany Strelitz Haber posted on Day 28? I swear it's what kept me going. It would have been so easy to just say "Oh, I'll finish the last two ideas some other time." But guess what?

I didn't! 

My last idea was written on a peaceful Friday evening with my furry friend, Timmy, close by. I filled the entire notebook to nearly overflowing...

...and that makes me a winner! 

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Cool.  :)

Congratulations to all the winners of PiBoIdMo. There are currently 301 pledges which means that there are 9,000+ new picture book ideas out there floating around. There's a success story in there somewhere! Thank you to Tara and all the blog posters for sharing so much and kick-starting my days in November!



  1. I love the fact that you have filled you r ideas in with little sketches and illustrations - I must remember to try this next year!

  2. G reat post. Wonderful images. You have made me realize how much further I have to go in really allowing my creativity to open up. I can't wait to see where you take your ideas.

  3. Congrats, Renee! What an accomplishment!

  4. Congrats Renee! Love the peek into your PiBoIdMo idea book. I think I was pledge #222 so I'm thrilled to see the number pass 300!

  5. Congratulations! I love your barnyard animals. And you are so brave to draw in marker. Thanks for putting it into perspective: 9000+ ideas. It's so cool to think about it that way. You should post that thought on Tara's blog too.