Weekly Log – July 31, 2018 – Small Step Back


Last week’s log:

MONDAY 4,403
FRIDAY 2,339
SUNDAY 3,908

For a total of 19,569 words.

If you looking at last week’s numbers and wondering what happened, you’re with me.

This is one of the things that occasionally happens when you’re writing for long enough. Sometimes you have to take a hit on the words in order to benefit in the long term.

What happened was that I invested in the most up-to-date version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and have spent the week training the software (also known as training your Dragon). The process is time-consuming at the front end, because the best way to improve the accuracy is to pause and correct the mistakes the software makes. As you go along, the software makes fewer and fewer mistakes as it gets to know your speaking patterns, and your word choices.

I will talk more about this decision on Friday, because it can have deep impact on your writing productivity.

I imagine this coming week will also be a bit slow. The software is getting better every day, but I have a strange accent (hybrid Australian/Canadian), plus I’m writing Victorian era language, at the moment. That makes life a bit interesting.

I am not yet behind on my production schedule, although it will be close. In the middle of all this I also had a family medical emergency, so all in all I’m very happy with last week’s progress.


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