Wednesday, February 15, 2012

12 x 12 update

Earlier this year I signed up for the 12 x 12 in 12 challenge on Julie Hedlund's blog .

The challenge is to write 1 picture book draft a month for the year.  So far this challenge is going well for me.  It has also been a lot of fun.

The other day a friend of mine from work dropped the most PB idea in my lap so I have been working on that and I'm excited to see where it will end up.

I don't want to give away too much but the story happens to be about a dog. Even tough I'm a cat owner I like writing about dogs.  One of my cats also acts more like a dog than a cat most days.

I love how a conversation can spark an idea.  I love how listening to friends can make me say "That would make a good picture book."

Where do you get your ideas?


Catherine Denton said...

That's an impressive challenge! Ideas for writing or craft come in every form. I keep idea notebooks with me at all times. :)
Catherine Denton

RachelMaryBean said...

Who doesn't love a good dog story? Can't wait to hear where it leads you. :)

Meredith said...

What a fun challenge! And I'm a total dog person, so your story already sounds amazing. :)

Sarah said...

Dogs have so much personality. I loved little Manchee from Patrick Ness's Knife of Never Letting Go.

Oooh, and Dug from Up.

Though, in real life, I'm kinda a cat person, too.

Alison Miller said...

Wow! Good for you! My students are my muse. I have so many story ideas floating just from my conversations with them. :)

Julie Hedlund said...

Glad you are enjoying the challenge!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I also get ideas from conversations and observations, and all other art forms, especially music.

Barbara Watson said...

Conversation is a huge place I pick up ideas. Anything from character traits to plot lines. And the conversations don't even have to be ones I'm involved in, simply the ones around me provide juice too.