Throughout the month of November, Tara Lazar hosted a wonderful event called PiBoIdMo. That's short for Picture Book Idea Month. I suppose Tara started this for those who prefer to think about picture books instead of novels during November when all those brave novel-writers are struggling through NaNoWriMo (although some people participated in both!).
This was the first year I participated in PiBoIdMo (thanks to my writing group for the nudge) and I did it -- I came up with 30 (actually a few more) sparkly new ideas for picture books. Some of them are just titles, some have characters and a conflict already, some are variations on a theme. But it's enough to keep me busy for the next year (along with starting to write my second novel -- I'm a slow novel writer so NaNoWriMo isn't my cup of tea).
What about you? Did you participate in either event? Did you complete your task? Would you try it again next year?