I know that sounds strange. Inspired by goats? Really?
Well, actually, this one is brought to you by my husband. Because for some strange reason he decided a long time ago that goats are cute and therefore, all children's stories should involve goats. : )
But really, this is actually sound thinking (despite first appearances) for two reasons. First, because I think it is perfectly fine to find something you love (or think is adorable or want to know more about) and use that as your inspiration. If you are writing something you love, others are more apt to love it too!
Second, is the idea of writing stories with animals as the main characters. Personally, I haven't written any of these stories yet. For some reason I feel like I need to get writing real people down first before I can start venturing off. But, that isn't stopping me from trying to think of a killer goat-based story idea for PiBoIdMo! Who knows when I'll feel ready to write my first animal story? Maybe I'm just waiting for the perfect idea to come along and then I'll dive in!