Writing challenges come in many forms, but I have a few staples that have become a permanent part of my writing life. I just completed my third consecutive year of PiBoIdMo, or Picture Book Idea Month, which inspired me to think up 96 new picture book ideas. Registration is opening this month for my third consecutive year of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge, which has inspired about 50 manuscripts total thus far. (This one keeps me going all year: 12 picture books in 12 months.) And ReviMo, or the Revise More Picture Books Challenge, will inspire me for the second year in a row, to stick to revising for seven days. Registration is open now for the January 11-17 event. These challenges, along with many others I have recounted here, have inspired me to pass that inspiration on to others. I'm hoping you'll join me as I launch the first annual ReFoReMo, or Reading for Research Month, March 1-31.
Details are filling in and this challenge promises to bring lots of great picture book recommendations, education, and discussion for picture book writers. My hope is that it will reform you through research. The new ReFoReMo page, with the full challenge description, has been added here. If you would like to catch the details as they unfold, you'll want to visit the new page and subscribe for updates there. This will deliver specific ReFoReMo updates right to your inbox. You won't want to miss it when I announce the guest educators, prizes, or the registration details. Even if you are subscribed to the Carrie On...Together! blog on this page, you will want to be on the separate ReFoReMo list for specific challenge news. Just as I have been inspired, I hope to share some of that with you in March. I hope to see you on the new ReFoReMo page!