In the last few months (prior to this one, that is), I’d established a great momentum. I was writing every day, and always longer than intended. Whether it was new material or rewrites for previous chapters, I was hard at work. In the recent weeks however, the number of hours I’ve had to devote to my writing has amounted to less fingers than I have on one hand. It’s quite a difference.
Noticeable? Absolutely. Which truthfully surprises me a little bit, given how busy things are right now and that by the end of the day, I’m usually brain-tired and ready for sleep. If I could find a way to get twelve hours in six hours of sleep, I’d be happy. I am managing to catch up a little on the weekends, but I read somewhere that you can’t ever really catch up on sleep. Your body doesn’t “recover” the lost hours.
Anyway, given all of that, you’d think I wouldn’t have much time to miss the writing. But I do. In fact, at certain commute hours (not morning ones, mind you) I find myself itching for a keyboard to type whatever is in my head. So I’ve begun the search for a good dictation program. I thought I had one, not an actual dictation program but a voice translation. It mixes up so many words it wouldn’t make any sense at the end of a short sentence, much less the ones in my head. So I’m hopeful to find a solid app to use that will give me the ability to speak the words, even if I don’t have a lot of time to write them at the moment. Any suggestions?
I love the idea that my commute hours could be used for writing, if I can get comfortable with the idea and the process. I imagine it will be more of a plotting session than an actual scene dictation, but who knows? This is something new for me, so as I try it out, I may just start dictating my books. Think my keyboard will get lonely? 🙂