I’m trying something new today with this blog post. First of all, I’m sitting at my desk at home and writing it on my phone. The reason this is a bit different needs because normally I would be typing this at a computer, or typing this on my phone. Ok so that doesn’t sound that different, but what if I told you that instead of typing I’m dictating this to my phone. And then, what if I told you this was my plan for how to type up Volcano.
It doesn’t seem a perfect method as I do have to stop and start to add punctuation and correct words that the Pixel – bless it’s heart – just gets completely wrong, but this is quite a nice way to do it. I could see it being a much easier way for me to type up a large block of text and then later adding the punctuation, which feels like it takes longer but is a hell of a lot easier.
Ease-of-use isn’t really the main reason that this appeals to me. One of the key things you have to do when your editing a work is make sure it’s sounds right when it is read out loud; if I do it this way it means that I have to listen to how it sounds as I’m doing it. I can make them make those edits on the fly as I go, and as a bonus I get the write up done so quickly that I could do Volcano on the last day of WHT rather than 1,000 each day alongside.
All in all, for blog post like this it’s a lot more work than it’s worth, but I’m interested to see how this will work when it comes to doing Volcano’s write up. Also for the record I will not be counting words that I dictate as part of 1K, which I was never going to count anyway if I was writing up after I’d written 1,000 words of William Howard Taft for the day first.
Other than that today is pretty uneventful. I overslept quite badly again which isn’t great, but it could be a lot worse, and on the weekends I’m trying to focus on getting at least a 8 hours, rather than necessarily the 7am start at least for now. Long-term I want to make that 7am start more consistent but I need enough sleep.
I’m going to try and sit down and get my 1K in now with WHT. After that I’m going to see if I can will myself to spend the day playing video games. I really need to do more of that.