Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

We’re In!

On November 1 PiBoIdMo started around here.


(BTW – If you click the link, you’ll see a dog that looks a little like me. Thanks, Tara – I think PiBoIdMo is all about me! It is…. Isn’t it?)

Mom has been in it since 2012. It makes her list of story ideas grow by leaps and bounds, so she joined up again this year. She keeps the list in her phone so she doesn’t lose it. And so nobody accidentally eats it.

ripped bill

Accidents happen…

Every single day this month, she will write down a new idea for a book she might want to write.  One of her PiBoIdMo ideas from 2012 became Mom’s first ebook this year!

ebookcover with border

Authors need a lot of ideas, just like doggies need a lot of toys.

too manytoys

I have no shortage of ideas in my tiny brain, either, FYI. Here are 12 of my favorites…

1. Snuggle on a rainy day.

chicken snuggle

6. Eat the sprinkles first.


41. Wear velvet at Christmas time.


9. Check the garbage can for pizza crust.


and 12. SMILE!


Comments on: "We’re In!" (55)

  1. Is PiBoIdMo like NaNoWriMo? Mummy is doing NaNoWriMo this year which is furry exciting!


    • PiBo is something like NaNo, but your mom will end up with an entire amazing novel. My mom will end up with a list of 30 ideas, some of which will be one word long.

      Love and licks,

  2. I hope it goes well, Cupcake!
    I like pizza crust – a lot! But I don’t often get any.

  3. Good for your Mom Cupcake! You’ll have to cheer her on…….as for you – you have the CUTEST ideas ever!!! But then again you always do…..other than maybe eating your Mom’s lists….that might not be the best idea (even if it is yummy).

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Paper is delicious, S. I helped Mom get a story idea today while we were walking in the park. It had nothing to actually do with me, but I was walking along when she got it, so….yeah. I helped.

      Love and licks,

  4. Congrats and enjoy the month! Hope lots of ideas percolate.

  5. Yay!! Good for your mom! If she has as many ideas as you do toys, I think she will be all set 🙂

  6. Frankie and Ernie said:

    WE Love YOUR list Cupcake… Esp. checking the “CAN” fur Pizza Bones…
    Don’t furget to VOTE fur Mayor of Blogville tomorrow… you can find where on OUR blog…

  7. Math isn’t my strong suit, so I’m going to take your word for it on the number of things in your list.

  8. Hope the writing goes well

  9. LovableLobo said:

    It looks like you have a toy for every day of the month, Cupcake! I wish your mom the best of luck coming up with that many ideas.

  10. You go, girls! I am psyched to see the list. ❤️👍✏️📚

  11. Good luck to your Mom! LOVE your ideas Cupcake! You look adorable in your dress!

  12. We LOVE ALL of your ideas, especially No. 1 seeing as it is currently raining here.
    We’re keeping our paws crossed for you mom.
    Wally & Sammy

  13. Good Luck for your mum, Cupcake. I think the dog IS you, who else gives them the inspiration 😉 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

  14. Great post, C! I see that you’ve been practicing your counting. 🙂

  15. Hope the month is very fuitful for your Mom, Cupcake. Make sure you give her some ideas.

  16. mollieandalfie said:

    Bravo Mom 🙂 Look at all those toys and you get sprinkles. WOW. Love your new header Cupcake, wez been AWOL but wez back now xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  17. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this month – I don’t know why it helps me get motivated but I’m always proud of what I get done!

    Monty and Harlow

  18. I loved that your mom put the suggestion thingie in her phone so you (ahm) don’t eat it. Your mom works hard and has a super best froend…you.


  19. Shawnee the Shepherd said:

    Cupcake – thank you so much fur coming ofur to visit me during my sick time. I rilly appreciate it and just wanted to come ofur and say woof and be your furrend 🙂

  20. Congrats to mom Cupcake and I am sure you and she are both going to have lots of fun. I love your favourites and your smile is the best of all. You are so adorable. 😀
    Please tell mom these are stunning shots. She is just as good at taking photo’s as she is at writing. 😀 ♥

  21. You’re adorable in your velvet dress. I’ll have to think about what Mr. N will wear this year.

  22. You are just adorable!! I’m glad to see you are able to reach the garbage can.

    Brainstorming your work is a great idea, I bet mom gets lots of good ideas this month.

  23. What a wonderful list! Such a cutie! 🙂

  24. I love your dress! And I think your list is amazing…and I hope you have financial success!


  25. jakesprinter said:

    Very cute 🙂

  26. We love you Cupcake! Dad says you and lil Hallie have the same eyes. We agree…. 🙂 So intelligent yet we know something mischevious lurks behind those big beautiful eyes.. 🙂

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