Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Is this even a thing anymore???

I have an idea for a travel book for kids.  It's interactive and based on travel games I played in the car when my family went on car rides when I was young.  These are the same games I "forced" my kids to play when they were younger.

I threw my idea out to a friend the other day and she said she didn't think it was going to work. She thinks that kids these days have movies and electronics and wouldn't be interested in car games.

And I'm now concerned that she might be right!

Remember "Mr. Mystery" books?  They had games and puzzles and you used a mystery pen to reveal the hidden answers.  We LOVED to travel with those and now they are difficult to find.  Has the allure disappeared for kids?

Tell me what you think.  I have a lot of fabulous ideas for this and I'm planning to pursue it still, but only to a point.  If there is a significant lack of interest, maybe I'll change my focus to revising my novels and outlining the next.  It's not like I have a lack of projects.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

More creative time

Part of my new years resolution is to make more creative time in my life.  I aim to have just a few hours a week that are mine to create something, whether that be quilting, scrapping, writing, or something else.  It's time away from the gym, chores, cooking, and work.  It's good for the brain.

I've made a slow start at it.  I had to actually get some work done in my creative space in order to make it a place to feel like I can actually do something besides work.  But I have spent several weekends in a row making things.  And it feels GREAT!

This week I got to read a story someone I know is submitting for publishing.  I just read it and gave her a few suggestions.  It's a really neat story and I hope it gets published.  She wrote it off a prompt.  I think I might make it a goal to write something for publishing.  I loved to read hers and hope that someone would like to read mine.  (Though her amazing level of creativity makes me feel quite intimidated). I'll link to her story if it's published.  You should read it too.

Yay, for creative 2017!!