I know what you’re thinking – “It’s mooooo. Everywhere a moo-moo.” Nope. This has nothing to do with Old McDonald Had A Farm. It’s about challenges, travels, and imagination.

October was drawing to an end. I had just returned from visiting friends and family on the east coast. Besides having a good time, I was chomping at the bit to get back to finishing a novel I had begun over the summer. Signing up for  NaNoWriMo seemed to be the best motivation for lighting a fire under my beauteous butt bulbous bottom in order to work toward that end.

In addition, PiBoIdMo struck my fancy. November was proving to be the month singled out for firing up the ol’ imagination. Besides, how hard could it be? It wasn’t like I had to come up with a full picture book text every day for a week. That’s more of a NaPiBoWriWee thing, not to be confused with RhyPiBoMo or ReviMo. For those of you who are not familiar with this bevy of moes (plural of mo according to DoDiUpWo, Donna’s Dictionary of Made Up Words), National Novel Writing Month, when followed to the letter, should leave you with a 50,000 word work-in-progress and Picture Book Idea Month? 30 picture book ideas in 30 days. Too ambitious? Naaaaa. At least, it shouldn’t be.

Well, actually, it’d be like pushing a boulder uphill with a spoon a SNAP, if I could just get away, alone, to an internetless, one room cabin in the woods with pizza delivery. However, since La Piazza doesn’t deliver to California from Long Island (yes, it’s always all about food) I’ve decided to share a taste of my travels in order to have a little mo time to wri my no and come up with a PiBoId before midnight…

Is there a better way to start a trip than at sunrise?


SFO 5:00 a.m.

Black hole? Worm hole?
How did I end up arriving in a titan’s pie hole?

It should have been Newark, not Land of the Giants


Proof that decency still exists - he's not looking up

Proof that decency still exists – or is he looking at his camera display?

Wake up sir – we’ve got to run!

IMG_4097No, you don’t need your shoes, but hurry,
we may be next…


That was a close call.
Alice in Wonderland look out – this makes falling down a rabbit hole look tame.
Or does it?

IMG_4133Old McDonald had a sax
Let me know when you’ve figured that one out.
In the meantime, it’s back to the WriCave for me!

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. Don Royster says:

    I am thinking about starting UncleBardieMo. It would start April 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and run until midnight. Or February 29, 2015 for the same hours. What do you think?


  2. menomama3 says:

    The cow reminds me of “Sax-Mo”. (Couldn’t resist, again.) Good luck with the novel. I am in aware of your ambition! Write on, Donna.


  3. Lyn says:

    LOL I’m attempting WriMo too. Not doing a very good job though–way behind in the word count. I wish it were January, because I’d have the house to myself, my family are going camping with friends for ten days.


    • I hear you Lyn. I started the challenge with 4,000 words, but haven’t written one single new word, yet. There is hope though. Mr. Man leaves on a business trip tomorrow. See you in NaNo Land! (even if it’s in January – you, J’Sharn, and I know time and space don’t exist as it is perceived).


  4. Elizabeth Saba says:

    The mos are overwhelming! Thank you for the post!


  5. NaNoWriMo always reminds me of something Robin Williams would say as Mork! I just LOVE your photos – – they so aptly and humorously go with your post! My ambitious roomie who puts me to shame….you Go (Mo!) Girl!


  6. Debbie says:

    Great pics! Loved the way you used them in your post. Reminds me of your wonderful October visit! Hope all is well by you and yours.


  7. Love your pics. Such fun shots! The one of the body parts reaching out of earth was also in Maryland/DC area. At first I thought it was the same. Started NaNoWriMo twice now and never finished. November is such a busy month filled with family birthdays and holidays as well as work however one of these years I will follow through. I attend the writing sessions at least once per week. Maybe this will be the year I actually accomplish a completing a draft writing. Have a beautiful day!


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