Sunday, September 6, 2009
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Another week has come and gone. I haven't been able to write much in my blog because I have not been able to type. I have a condition called fibromyalgia which causes chronic muscle pain and there are times when it flares and is unusually painful. A couple of weeks ago I typed two nights in a row and when I woke up the next morning I was in severe pain. I was not able to type after that. Since my writing depends on being able to type this was very discouraging to me. I thought I would never be able to write again and especially not able to finish the book that I so want to write. Several people suggested that I look into a voice recognition program. I belong to a writing group online down as the American Christian fiction writers group. I wrote to them and ask if there was anyone using a voice recognition program to write with. I was surprised to get several responses telling me that they used this kind of program. The one I got the best response for was a dragon Naturally speaking. I went to Staples and chose the Dragon program.I purchased the Dragon 10 and was recommended that I buy a good headset that was comfortable and would pick up what I was saying without a static. I was so excited when I received the program. It was very easy to install and there was a small learning curve to use the program. Within a couple of hours I was writing with it. You can even send e-mails and go to the Internet by using this program. It is quite amazing. I have dictated this blog entry by using the program. If anyone asked please recommend this to them. Once again I am back and running. Happy reading as always!