Writing Log November 26th, 2016

From 15:00 to 15:41 I knocked out 711 words. I had to plot as I was writing, and there were lots of distractions. Not the best example of what my Dragon is capable of. Still though, 711 words in under an hour is good. Better than no words From 16:23 to 16:56 I wrote 856 words. This is a better Sprint. I’m still having to train my Dragon. I find that several sentences come out completely different than how I had said them. Sometimes there’s even words that I don’t understand how Dragon would have thought that’s what I said. However, with all that said Dragon is still increasing my writing speed. Over all the day is not what I wanted to make of it. However, I’m going to keep the faith and keep training my Dragon. My hope is that by the end of the month the software will […]

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Writing Log November 24th, 2016

Today wasn’t the best as far as writing goes. However, the food was awesome I . We decided to say screw it to traditional turkey and made ribs instead. They were fall-off-the-bone tender. Early this morning I knocked out 256 words in about 10-15 minutes, but I can’t be sure because I didn’t log it. Then I wrote a blog post about my first novel being finished. Doing the final past of editing is one of a few reasons I didn’t hit my daily goal.  From 16:08 to 16:17 I wrote 402 words. I’ll note here that I’m using Dragon for the novel. I decided the only way for me to make a fair assessment of the software and if dictation would work for me is if I do an entire project with it. So far, I’m not sure it’s increasing my average word count for the novel. (I’m typing […]

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Finished Editing First Novel

Aether Walker: Game Changer is officially done. I got the line edits back a few days ago, and when through them. Is the book perfect? No. Is it of publishable quality? Absolutely.  The novel has a working title of, Aether Walker: Opening Gambit. It’s a direct continuation of book 1. With only four or five days in between the end of book one in the start of book 2. I’m only 2,600 words in so far, but I feel good about this novel. I think having written the first one in the series, the second one will go far faster. The plan is 20,000 words a week. That’s 2,857 words a day. Which further breaks down to about two hours a day of writing, as I can write about 1400 words an hour. I’ve never consistently written every single day. Even when I read the first novel in two months […]

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First Use of Dragon Natural Speaking

I’m trying out a new piece of software. Dragon natural speak seems to be working pretty well, but it’s only been a few days. I’ll have to keep checking it out and see how it works all in all. As of right now it’s increaseing my writing speed by, I can’t even count. If I have to, it’s probably something in the realm of a 400% increase. It looks like I’m going to be able to write at well over 4,000 words per hour. However I probably won’t be able to keep that up for a full hour of nonstop writing. Most likely, I’ll write for  5-10 minutes at most. Then have to look and think about what’s happening and continue. With that factored in most likely I will see myself averaging about 3,000 words, maybe 2,500 words, an hour at a time. When i sit down and write. Factoring in […]

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