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I ended up with a new and exciting medical excuse for staying away from the computer and thus not posting anything online during NaNoWriMo. However, I have several fountain pens, a stack of paper, and an edition of Dragon Naturally Speaking that will do transcription from a digital recording. Last time I dumped a batch of text into the computer it was up to 20 kwords, and I've probably added another couple of thousand since then. I have also experimented with Scrivener, which was one of my goals, and decided that it is not the gift from the gods many of my peers believe it to be, but it does do most of the things I found I missed on moving from Lotus Word Pro to Microsoft Word. I have *also* done something else on my to-do list, which is to track down a free speech recording utility for Windows 10 (it's part of Windows and is called Sound Recorder for those who may want to know this) and try it with Dragon's transcription module, as it would be useful the next time I mangled my wrist tendons. I hadn't really anticipated finding myself *needing* to use it for PicoWriMo, but at least I now know this system works.

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Date: 2017-12-02 01:15 am (UTC)
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That sound record sounds interesting - my wrists are good, but I sometimes wonder if it would help to be able to get down stuff that way, even if I have to edit afterwards...

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Date: 2017-12-03 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm not fond of my own voice playing back to me (I do have a slightly odd Anglo-Australian accent, I think) but years of HAVING to listen to it at work have cured most of the shudders....

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