Thursday, November 10, 2011

Where Do Writing Ideas Come From?

November is the month to sign up for  different writing challenges, so I did. Two of them are meant for the novelist, and I am working on a MG manuscript. But, the muse has put me into Picture Book writing mode and I can't do much about it!

PiBoIdMo is the challenge that's grabbed my attention-Write at least thirty picture book ideas for the month. So what's a writer going to do? Stare at lines in a notebook hoping an idea will pop into mind, or go for coffee with the girls? Can that be a productive way to put story idea to paper? Take a look at this.
It's not a dog that the baby's kissing! Pretty good story starter, right-and the story is more than started!!!

I love to take walks and I always take my camera just in case. In case of what? I don't know but there are
all kinds of pictures to take, all kinds of things to write about.
What's in those woods of mine? 
This is one of my favorites.

If you know me, you know I have an obsession with the sky and all the colors, the old sayings and dreams. 
Pink sky in the morning...
What's at the end of that rainbow?
A Pot of Gold?
Have you found it yet or are you like me, still looking, still dreaming, but knowing that it's there? I know it is. Sometimes I doubt, but I know I can reach out to a friend and get the boost or boot I need to keep the dreams alive.  And my hand is here for them. 
Dreams come true!    


  1. Visiting from PiBoIdMo :) Beautiful pictures - very inspiring - and i love the picture of the baby kissing the goat!!

  2. Thanks...and in the house no less!!!!!