The second annual PICTURE BOOK MARATHON—a sort of NaNoWriMo for picture book writers—starts February 1.
Participants write 26 picture books during the month, essentially one per day. Since February has 28 days, this leaves two well-deserved rest days. Marathon "training" emails will start in mid-January for those who sign up. This year illustrator Nathan Hale is creating a logo for the marathon, which will be available on t-shirts.
There is no cost to join, your email won't be shared with anyone, and you don't post your work. The marathon is simply a motivational tool to jumpstart your writing. Visit www.picturebookmarathon.org for more details and to sign up. The deadline to join is January 30.