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.