Day 33 Reporting – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Implementation

Well. This is my first blog post using my voice dictation software. It should be interesting. I am now at the place, after I’ve been writing these blogs and also writing fiction regularly for a month, that it is time for implementation. So, as I sit here, I have a wrist brace on my right hand, I am talking in a voice dictation software, and I am sitting in an ergonomic chair. So, I’m on my way.

It should be interesting when I review this draft, later. The way I work is that I write these blog posts a day beforehand and then the day of the date that I’m posting them I do a quick read aloud to make sure I didn’t leave out any words. I also do spelling and punctuation checks. I didn’t do that quality review for the first couple of blog posts, but I want to make sure that I’m using my time wisely. If I’m going to do something regularly than I need to make sure that there is a way that I can steadily improve upon it.

So, this is an experiment. One thing I need to do better is get out of all-or-nothing thinking. Just because I may not be comfortable using the voice dictation software when it comes to my fiction writing, doesn’t mean that I can’t use a voice dictation software when it comes to writing my newsletters or writing my blog post or writing my nonfiction.

Like everything, my goal is to keep getting better, keep moving forward, and keep learning

This first blog post may be a rambling mess. The only way to improve is through repetition and feedback and making little changes.

So even though this blog post is a bit of a rambling mess, I am going to keep it as is. I will clean it up when it comes to paragraph structure and when it comes to spelling and basic grammatical errors, but I do want a record of how I improved using voice dictation. And the only way to have an accurate record is to have an accurate starting point.

What did Beyoncé say in one of her documentaries? Something about people not improving because they don’t want to look bad, they don’t want to go through that awkward period of learning. She’s great because she’s willing to look bad. So, this is my blog post about looking bad.

And when I get more comfortable with this, then I’ll move on to using voice dictation in some of my fiction writing. It might help me with my tendency to have dropped words all over the place.

As always, keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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Tracking

As of Day 33, – 2/2/24

# of Words I Wrote/# of Words Written To Be on Track/Year Goal

62,604 / 66,792 / 740,784

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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