Here’s a tip from my previous Picture Book Marathon. As soon as I finished my daily story, I generated three story ideas for the next day. Usually I had at least two carryover ideas, so I only had to create one new idea. Thankfully these story-prompts reduced my dreaded gazing-at-the-blank-page time the next day.
If you’ve done a previous marathon or the PiBoIdMo, what tips do you have to share with the first-time runners? What worked in the past? What dangerous pitfalls or detours confronted you, and how did you steer around them?
Two “housekeeping” items:
If you are blogging about the PB Marathon and you want your link included, be sure to read yesterday’s email and respond. (Some illustrators are creating cover illustrations DAILY to go along with their PBs. AMAZING and unfathomable, speaking for myself!)
On Saturday we will email how to submit the tally of your PBs from the first week. We’re tracking numbers, not hours.
--Lora Koehler and Jean Reagan