November is upon us and many writers worldwide are preparing and waiting in anticipation.
It has nothing to do with the US Presidential election.
It has nothing to do with Thanksgiving (although, its a darn good holiday!)
It has to do with a month of challenges.
If you are a novelist, consider joining NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This challenge sets out to "provide the support, encouragement, and good old-fashioned kick in the pants you need to write the rough draft of your novel in November."
And if you are a picture book writer (as yours truly!) consider registering for PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). This challenge, created by the ever talented and truly amazing Tara Lazar, finds participants writing one picture book idea a day for 30 days. Lazar states, " You might think of a clever title. Or a name for a character. Or just a silly thing like “purple polka-dot pony.” The object is to heighten your picture-book-idea-generating senses. Ideas may build upon other ideas and your list of potential stories will grow stronger as the days pass." Those who sign-up for Picture Book Idea Month will be eligible for prizes—like feedback from one of four literary agents and critiques from picture book editors!
So, the year is not over yet!
Writers, Weigh In! What will you do to keep your writing muse busy? Pick your acronym and let's get to creating!
Happy Writing everyone!