This year’s plan for Nano in point form is:
- Dictate all the words and use speech recognition.
- Finish System War: Book 1
- Start the System War:Book 2
Dictate all the words and use speech recognition will include training myself to include the correct punctuation. (Or at least what I can remember to put in.) This will include finishing Book 1 using speech recognition. I’ve had the software and the mic for some time, it’s time to get a return on investment.
To take away some power procrastination, my rule will be:
Dictate when you can, type when you can’t.
It’ll be an interesting experiment to see if I am good dictator.
How much is left in book one?
I’m at 94K words right now and my estimate is another 30K to go. It’s the easy 30k of the book. everything is crashing towards final conflicts and resolutions. From past experience I know my key focus should be not rushing through it all.
As you can see, I will have a list of items to work on. The goals for the words on the page are different than the supporting goals to the writing. The list so far: Dictation, Not Rushing.
How will you prepare for dictation?
I have a clear idea about this. (Yea, I can’t believe it either) One page point form or paragraphs on each chapter. I’ve also decided these will be dictated and printed. (Sorry, I still need the comfort of paper) Unless I can get a monitor setup to work for me.
Secondly, I’ll try and start the process this coming weekend to work out any kinks on the technology side.
Isn’t speech recognition cheating?
Yes, No – not sure. The goal for word count, today, is to dictate, speech recognition. Punctuation pass. This may not be practical – we’ll see.
How does this fit into long term goals?
This is pretty straight forward to answer. If the dictation proves workable, then I will be able to get more done able to get more writing done in a month.
How will you listen to music and dictate?
Ear buds or head phones with the music track. This will isolate the sound from the mic.
Be Well … dcd