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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Enter The Dragon...

Image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS
at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

...but not that sort of dragon.

No, this one will hopefully help me to get my words down and also increase my productivity.

It's no secret that I sometimes have trouble with my hands and wrists. After a particularly bad week last week, with me somehow spraining my wrist (goodness knows how!), I went ahead and bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software. Straight out of the box, I have to say that I'm impressed, especially since I'm actually dictating this blog post today.

How cool is that?

Come Monday, I'll be cracking on with Facing the Music #3, but I will be using my voice instead of my fingers to type. I don't doubt that dictating my novels will take some getting used to, but so far so good. I've already figured out how to use DragonNS with Scrivener and can see it improving my word count considerably. I suspect dictating the words will also help me to curb the temptation to edit every sentence as I go, too, so I'll hopefully get my first drafts down faster... and with two overdue deadlines, that could certainly come in handy!

If anybody is interested, I'll do an update post at the end of next week once I've used the dictation software a bit more and got to grips with it better.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hope this helps Aurelia. Have you thought you might have RSI? x

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