#ROW80 Check-in 2/1/15 – Exploring Voice Recognition…

 

…and disappearing posts.  What is with WordPress these days?  This is the second time I’ve had to retype a dang post. (And no, it isn’t another page.  Le sigh.)

Okay, so voice recognition.  The headset I bought was a replacement headset missing several important components.  Nowhere in the description did it say anything about it being that, so I’ve arranged to return it.  Then I looked further into these headsets (which I should have done sooner) and discovered that they are very flimsy and sometimes don’t work.  So, back to the drawing board.

Installed a Remote Microphone app on my tablet and have been messing with it, getting a feel for things.  I also discovered that the version of Dragon I own comes with transcription.  Win.

So, because Grave Touched edits are coming back tonight, I’m shifting my goal to x amount of pages per day, once I find out the scope of the edits/revisions. I’ll work on the other projects when I can, since I’d still like to make some progress on them before things get busier as we get closer to release (May 1st).  Also, I had hoped to release Fireborn before Grave Touched, but it will depend on how fried I am (last time, I didn’t write for 2 months.  Brain fried and wrists very bad).  So that will remain up in the air for now.

Stats!

Fireborn
Words written: big fat goose egg #sadface
Words remaining: 661 words
What’s happening: This is on hold for a bit.
What’s next: nada

Ever Touched
Figured out who my villain is.  It’s not a crazy scientist.

Survivor
Been mulling it over.  Preparing to start revision.

Feeling: Extremely nervous about edits. *twitch*
Eye report: Not bad for the past few days, but earlier this week is was really bad.  #alsoasadface
Back report: Twinge-y for the most part
Chocolate consumption since last check-in: 2 mini sundaes (low calorie FTW), WW snacks, hot chocolate, dark chocolate caramel mousse thing at a fancy restaurant, Twix bars
Soundtrack: Eh, haven’t really been listening to any music.  😦

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8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in 2/1/15 – Exploring Voice Recognition…

  1. Wow! You’ve got lots on the go. I think I’m overwhelmed with a blog and a story. Oh well, to each their own level of craziness. Are you trying to increase your chocolate consumption or decrease it? Hope those squares aren’t chocolate filled if decreasing is what you’re trying to do. Good luck with everything! 🙂

  2. Hi, Isobel! It may seem like a lot, but a lot of it is thinking. 😉 I’m *supposed* to be on a diet, but I slip up like all the time. I only track it because it adds a bit of fun into the mix, being a chocoholic and all. 😉 I’ve found that a lot of my commenters enjoy reading my stats. 🙂

  3. I love the titles “Fireborn” and “Ever Touched.” Definitely intriguing. I’ll be interested to hear more about your adventures with voice recognition software. Are you planning to use Dragon for your writing? I’ve heard good things about it.

    Good luck with your goals this week!

  4. Thanks, Denise! Yep, I’m a long-time user of Dragon (since 2003). They’ve really upped their game with each updated edition. It was pretty good in ’03. Now it’s phenomenal. I’ll be posting more as we go, so stay tuned. 😉

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