I enjoy the writing process, however, my wrists feel differently. Sitting at the keyboard for lengthy periods of time can be brutal on the hands and wrists. The tension can be painful.
I decided that my approach to writing my third book would be different. I spent a little time testing out the ‘Speech Recognition’ program on my old Dell computer and found that it would not accurately dictate my speech. It does take some time for that program to recognize your voice. It was taking too long.
I discovered that my ‘Mac’ computer had a ‘Dictation’ program. I spent some time with it as well to see how accurate it was. To my surprise it was very accurate! There might be a word or two that I needed to manually change, but for the most part, it dictated very well. As a result, I used Mac’s dictation to write my third book.
There are other programs out there, but I found them to be costly. I will be using my dictation program for e-mails as well.
I thought about how far we’ve come. I had a typewriter, back in the day, that I loved and used. When computers hit the scene, I graduated to the ‘Word Processor’. I loved that too! By the time more and more people were purchasing computers, the cheaper they became, over time.
I purchased a Dell computer in the 90’s and a Mac later on. Since writing is a permanent craft in my life, I will definitely take the load off of my hands and sit back and ‘speak while she writes’!
Technology is a beautiful thing and I intend on using it to my advantage!