Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 48-58

Project: SNAFU [Name to be changed, probably] Stage: Dictation Draft 1 Goal: 36 Scenes Deadline: Friday, August 03, 2018 Scenes Written: 29 Scenes Left: 7 Words Written: 57,295 Daily Average Words: 2,604 %Complete: 81% Dictation (in a car) Setup Recorder: Olympus WS-852 Headset: Andrea NC-181VM (3.5m mic jack) 2 Year Novel Progress: Weeks 48-58 have … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 48-58

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 59-65

2 Year Novel Progress: Year 1 Finished! (I finished my first draft on August 3, 2018 and then let it sit for 6 weeks). Year 2 begins with wrapping up the last few weeks of your first draft writing. Then it starts in on issues related to 2nd draft revisions, moves into final draft editing … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 59-65

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 43-47

Project: SNAFU [Name to be changed, probably] Goal: 90,000 words Daily Quota: 1000 words per day Deadline: September 28, 2018 (90 work days) Words Written: 34,894  (10,491 words between July 17-24) Words Left: 55,106 Daily Average: 1,939  (Dropped because I did not dictate at all on two days) %Complete: 39% Dictation Setup Recorder: Olympus WS-852 … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 43-47

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 38-42

Project: SNAFU [Name to be changed, probably] Goal: 90,000 words Daily Quota: 1000 words per day Deadline: September 28, 2018 (90 work days) Words Written: 24,403 Words Left: 65,597 Daily Average: 2,034 %Complete: 27% Dictation Setup Recorder: Olympus WS-852 Headset: Andrea NC-181VM (3.5m mic jack) Less writing progress this week. Once I hit the 2nd … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 38-42

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 34-37

Project: SNAFU [Name to be changed, probably] Goal: 90,000 words Daily Quota: 1000 words per day Deadline: September 28, 2018 (90 work days) Words Written: 16,885 Words Left: 73,115 Daily Average: 3,377 %Complete: 19% Current setup Recorder: Olympus WS-852 Headset: Andrea NC-181VM *************** This week: July 2 – July 6, 2018 My project goals are … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel, Weeks 34-37

Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

One thing I didn’t think about when starting this dictation/transcription writing journey was how noisy my car actually is. My brain is more than capable of tuning out the sound of the road, but the voice recorder picks up everything– even the sound of other engines. While my audio recordings are intelligible to the human … More Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

First off, I want to be clear that when I refer to dictation I mean dictating into a portable voice recorder (with no rewind feature) and then transcribing the audio file. I have never dictated while in front of my computer and so I can’t compare the two, but I imagine there are differences. Onward! Each … More Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing

One of the first questions I’ve seen people ask when they are considering dictation is, “Is it faster than typing?” That’s an important question for most people, especially when just setting out on the journey of dictation. For most people, they are going into dictation and transcription to avoid repetitive motion injuries, or because they … More Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing