Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Day 27

well it is Day 27 and I got behind, keeping my counter up..LOL I had my ideas written down, just hadnt updated the counter or blogged.

So Day 27 and I wrote down idea 31.  So I guess I have finished the challenge but I think I will just keep writing down the ideas until Dec 1.  Who knows what my squirrely brain will think of.

I loved this challenge and cannot wait until next year!! Looking forward to some of the other challenges next year too..

Happy Writing my friends!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PiBoIdMo How Goes it??

so all my Picture Book Idea Month friends, how is it going??
I am up to 22 ideas, tomorrow is the 20th, 2/3rd of the way through the month, and more than 2/3rd of the way with my ideas...soo being the ever so committed (read OCD) person that I I started making charts...

First charts of the characters I have already created along with the settings I have already in stories I have written.

Next I set up a chart with possible characters.  As I have written down my ideas, I also have written down characters, so on the chart they went...(nice obedient little character that they are (for now LOL))

Then next I made another chart for possible settings..

So I will add to my charts as we finish up this month and then I will probably make some more charts...ROFL  Do you see a theme here??

Saturday, November 16, 2013

One idea away from 2/3

So I am one idea away from 20, which will be 2/3rd of the way finished.  But I am not looking at the number 30 as my magical number.
No what I am wondering about is, which of these ideas will become stories?  So in preparation for that I am signing up for more information about 12x12 (12 stories in 12 months)  and NaNo has an event in May that sounds interesting to me.
I do know that I just want to take these ideas to the next level..

Monday, November 11, 2013

Did you think I forgot about PiBoIdMo??

Nope, just a super busy weekend and not a chance to blog or update my counter.
Saturday was idea-less :-o  I didn't like that but I was a few ideas ahead, but yesterday brought two that was a good thing.

I am getting a bit antsy to start working on my ideas.  I did have a friend ask me how many of the ideas do I expect to turn into actual stories.  That is and was a hard question to answer.  I would love to say everyone of them, but realistically probably not.  Shooting for a third of them to be stories (this is my personal goal)

I hope your enjoying the Picture Book Idea Month, I know that I am!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Days 7 & 8 of PiBoIdMo...

Well there are stories lurking around every corner.  Just waiting to jump out and jump into your head.
Whether it is from a strange noise you hear in your house or a trip to the thrift store, where it is a mad house because they are having an open house for Christmas.  Stories are lurking..just waiting for you to find them..

Where will you find your next story?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Today's Inspiration

Today's inspiration comes from a story my cousin posted about her little girl. When she posted it, I made some notes and emailed them to myself for further exploration of a story idea.  My cousin Kim has some of the funniest stories about her kids and they inspire stories in me, in fact I have a series of stories inspired by Bubba and Abbygale.  Thanks Kim for the inspiration!!

About emailing myself notes, I do this quite often because my memory doesn't always last until morning so I whip out the old smart phone and email myself reminders.  LOL It works for me, what can I say.  And just for inspiration, her are the adorable kidlets who inspire several of the stories I have written.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5th Day of PiboIdMo

Today I am feeling a bit uninspired, but as I was reading blogs, I was looking at a fashion blog, and an idea for a story popped into my head...I wrote it down quickly, because it seemed a bit harder to find today than the past four days...

Elusive Story Idea! bouncing around in my head.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Today's Idea...

Is/was inspired by the fact that today is my anniversary!! 28 years married to the most wonderful man in the world.  I love my Dave!!
I am loving how each day, the ideas are inspired by something going on around me.  This is neat..

Loving PiBoIdMo!!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day Three PiBoIdMo

So today is Sunday and I was at church and I had my bulletin and I thought I will see if I have my "idea" for the day (during the sermon, I know shame on me!!) So I sat there and my mind went blank, must have a been a God thing ;)  ROFL So I start paying attention to the pastor's sermon and all of sudden he says something and an idea popped into my head.  Scribbled all over my bulletin..LOL  I find for me, if I try to think of ideas they can be elusive, but if I just watch life, and see what is going on around me, they pop into my head randomly...I love this!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day Two is nearly done.....

 A great day for a great idea!!

It is so funny how and where you get ideas...a trip to visit someone in the hospital brought today's to get it from the scrap piece of paper in my purse that I wrote it on and record it in my journal.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day One of 30 days of Picture Book Ideas!!

YAY PiBoIdMo started today!! Loved the article posted  by Tami Sauer about catchy titles, and beginning there.  Click HERE to read that article

So I need to go adjust my meter to record the ideas I had today..that I have written down!!

But I have to say, a trip to Wal-Mart is inspiring for sure..  That place is a story waiting to explode into someone's imagination, might as well be mine!!