SandiC., on 03 January 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:
I have done a basic outline of major times in my life and then I can add the details in under these headings. So far I've written 4 stories and made notes about what I can include on the LO and ideas for the LOs. And I actually started one double-page spread. And that's just a couple of days worth. It took me about 10 minutes to write the story. Found a few more old photos that sparked another thing to consider including. As I come across these I'm dropping them into folders all in one place so once I actually start compiling them, they will all be handy. Like almost any writing, knowing what to delete is the hardest. I also have about 20 years of journals I've been going through. Scanning any pages that have anything worth saving. There are some very private things in some of those journals that I don't want to have my children burdened with after I'm gone (long time I hope), so I'm destroying some of the old stuff. But saving the good stuff and the stuff that I think the kids should know. I do not necessarily believe in full disclosure with ones children, but I do want them to know a lot. LOL
It sounds like you are completely on top of the project, well done.
Out of interest, how are you scanning your journals? I keep wanting to scan mine so I have a digital copy in case I lose them. I was thinking of getting a wand or flip pal scanner as I've found our flat bed tricking in the past, but that maybe its location. Ideally I would have some handwriting recognition software so I can import them into journal software, but I think that is too optimistic at the moment.
I have never read back over my journals so I don't know if I would want my children to read them or not. I've never felt the desire to look back on them so I sometimes question why do I write one.