Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 7 of the Family History Writing Challenge

rainbow this morning
We are now one week into the Family History Writing Challenge, and things are going well for me. My system so far has been to grab the iPad before I even get out of bed in the morning and complete my daily writing. I have lots of stories floating in my head, so coming up with something to write about has not been an issue so far. Last year for the challenge I wrote about my mom's family, going back to the first Crusham that I had found so far in Ireland. During that challenge I felt as if there was so much I didn't know about the country, the economy, and travel back then. I have continued to do research on the family and the times they lived in, but didn't want to pick back up with that family for this challenge.

One of the women in the writing challenge forum was sort of in the same position as me, so she is writing her story but intermingling it with stories of her ancestors. I am intrigued with this idea, and may try to tie my two together in the end. We'll see. We did not live in the same city as my ancestors while I was growing up, so I don't have a lot of extended family memories to draw upon. My sister could probably help me out with that since she was in Cincinnati until she was 11 years old. She also has a fantastic memory. We are hoping to make a trip to Cincinnati soon, so perhaps I will pick her brain about that during the drive.

Since I have been writing on the iPad I have done nothing with the program Scrivener that I downloaded last week, other than the fact that I watched a video tutorial. I should be able to take all the stories on the iPad and put them into the program on my Mac. So they say. We'll see if I can make that happen!

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

I do so admire your grasp of all this technology.