Thursday, November 1, 2012


This is it – the start of 2012’s most creative month!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an intro to NaNoWriMo. If you missed it, you can find it here.

If you’re considering the novel-writing challenge and want to make it “official,” you can sign in at the NaNoWriMo website. There you can log your daily word totals, graph your progress, and participate in forums for support.

But what if a novel sounds too, well, wordy? Maybe the bunny eat bunny world of picture books is more your bag. Check out author Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). She calls it a 30-picture-book-ideas-in-30-days challenge, and it sounds like delicious fun!

And if you find that words, any words, just get in your way, then make it a kick-butt Kevan Atteberry month à la Monster-a-Day.

Face it, there’s no end to the ways you can make it a November to remember –

30 poems

30 sculptures

30 raps

30 recipes

30 sock puppets

30 lost homework excuse letters

But for this challenge – you have no excuse.

Look, the weather is lousy anyway, so you might as well do something!

And it’s only 30 days.

Thirty days that could change your life.

So stand with me, Elbow Benders –

and help take the NO out of November.

YESvember, here we come!

PROMPT: it’s time to get out there and get all Nike – JUST DO IT!



  1. I'll be revising a chapter a day in November while I cheer on all the insane NaNo peeps. ^_^

    1. Fantastic! I'm mixing it up a little, too, with a nonfiction project (Hmmm... does that make it NaNonWriMo for me?). It's going to be a great month!