Sunday, November 28, 2010

My ABCs of Inspiration: X is for X marks the spot

Finding a good idea for a picture book is like a treasure hunt.  You can spend a lot of time going down the wrong path.  You can dig and dig and dig and come up empty handed.  You can find clues that start to focus your efforts and attention.  And if you keep at it, you can find the "X" that marks the spot of a great idea.

A lot of us have come up with about 28 ideas so far.  Which of those ideas are just clues along the way to something great?  Which are false paths?  Are there some booby traps in there?  And do you have some that will be golden in the long run?  I bet you have some of each of these.  The real work begins in a few days when we start sorting through them all!


  1. I love your posts Megan, they really are inspiring! I am very excited to see your final post (but also sad as PiBoIdMo will be done and so will your A-Z!)

  2. Another great inspiration post Megan. Did you know you were in my Top 3 on Friday?

  3. I've loved reading your series! Can't wait to see what all of you do with your PiBoldMo ideas over the coming months :)