I type for a living. A lot. Sometimes when I get home the last thing I want to do is type out a blog posts, work on revising a short story, or adding to my already lengthy novel. However, my words are going to write themselves… Or will they?
At a copy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking laying around and I decided to install it on this computer. (I had on my old computer before I had the donated to my daughter.) After spending a half hour training Dragon on how I speak, I decided to put it through its paces and write this blog post. So far, I’m impressed. I am able to type at a speed equal to how I speak. I guess that’s the improvement of the Dragon software over the years. I don’t feel like I’m speaking like a robot. Connection talking as fast as possible to see how the software can keep up.
While I am not going to use Dragon to replace my typing completely, I’m excited to work with the software and see how I can use it to continue to be creative while sometimes being physically unable to type at a keyboard or even sit in a chair for long periods. (I work out a lot so sometimes I suffer from back spasms.)
Since I have not use the software much I have a lot to learn. I’m excited at the prospect of being able to dictate whole passages of novels and writing short stories using only the sound of my voice. I’ll be sure to update the blog regularly about my progress with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. If anyone uses the software on a daily basis, feel free to leave a comment about how I can get the most out of this dictation software.