Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November Writing Challenges

Next month, I will be participating in Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) http://taralazar.com/piboidmo/ and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) http://nanowrimo.org/.

Registration for PiBoIdMo starts October 24. You can sign up now for NaNoWriMo. Both events are online and start November 1 and end November 30. Winners are eligible for prizes. See each website for details.

PiBoIdMo began in 2008 by children’s author, Tara Lazar. Her book, The Monstore, was released in June of this year by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Chris Baty started NaNoWriMo in 1999. His book, No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days, is a recommended read for NaNoWriMo participants. 

This will by my first year for PiBoIdMo. This is my second year for NaNoWriMo. It will be a challenge trying to do both!

Will you join me?

Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is working on her first children’s book.


6 comments:

  1. oo-oo-oo just waiting to sign up for PiBoIdMo. Registration seemingly opens today.What a lovely creative idea Debbie. Thanks for the info. I always seem to miss these things.
    Probably not doing Nano--it wore me out the last time I did it and I was a writing wreck for months after. lol

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  2. No Debbie, I won't join you in doing both. :-) Two years ago I did NaNoWriMo and Write Non Fiction, both in November. I did reach the required word count, but it nearly killed me, and neither books were ever finished. LOL! One or 'tuther is my motto now. Or maybe none. We'll see! Good luck on your endeavours though!

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  3. The years just come and go too quickly, NaNo here's already. I've never participated and won't be jumping in this year - way too much going on.

    As far as PiBoIdMo, I just finished editing my three book PB series, now have to approve the all the edits, then they'll be going in for formatting, so that I'll pass on that also - at least for this year.

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  4. I'm going to take part in PiBoIdMo this year. It should be fun and I'm hoping that at least a few of the 30 ideas I come up with next month will be worth turning into completed PB manuscripts.

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  5. Thanks for the responses. November 1 is almost here. Good luck to my fellow participants.

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