You need a way to capture your ideas before they disappear.
Like dreams, it might seem as though you’ll never forget your ideas. But you will.
A notebook is a great way of doing this, but you also need a list. A simple list that you can scan when you’re looking for inspiration, a place where all possibilities hang out together.
Keep a list of all your picture-book ideas. Either in a document on your computer or a notebook.
When you’re stuck, or not sure what to write about, pull up your list and pick an idea that appeals to you. These are seeds. Water them by writing a draft.
Start now by making a list of all the ideas you have—or have had—for picture books.
Just a list. You’re not developing them. You’re just jotting down a sentence or two. Enough to remind yourself of what they are—along with the date on which you had the idea.
Add to the list when you have a new idea.