GothNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo and General Writing Challenge Stuff!

So I thought I would be completely nuts and attempt to do writing challenges in October and November. October for the last few years I have taken part in a writing challenge called GothNoWriMo – this is Gothic Novel Writing Month were I attempt to write the beginning of a gothic/horror/paranormal novel in the month of October. I am again doing this this year but in addition I am adding a kidlit project to the jumble – I will be spending 30 hrs working on The Little Book of Spoogy Poetry which will hopefully see it pretty much sorted – I may even move on to others of my Halloweeny children’s books like Hetty Peglar.

Then next month I will once again be working on PiBoIdMo – Picture Book Idea Month. But I will be collating ideas and again doing another 30 hrs of working on my picture books. I want to make The Little Book of Festive Poetry available to buy and things like that. (This will be along side my NaNoWriMo novelling – National Novel Writing Month).

Also this year I have been working on 12X12 in 2012 which is a picture book a month for the year but I am very very behind on thing :(

I find all the writing challenges very useful, they help me set self imposed deadlines and stop me feeling so isolated and alone. As a writer and artist I can sometimes feel very out on a limb and with out feedback I tend to wither. Also the writing challenges help me set out what ideas I have, what ideas are a good idea to work on, which ones are half done an what is almost finished – it then helps provide the momentum to finish projects :)

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 @ 8:44 pm
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