I’m trying a new thing. I don’t know if it will work.
I spend a lot of the day nursing or rocking my daughter, which means I can’t spend much of the day with both hands on the keyboard.
(I have been developing my one-handed typing skills. I’m typing this with my left hand right now.)
So a few days ago I tried to record myself speaking my novel and then transcribe the recording when Baby was asleep.
And I discovered that I speak…very….VERY…slowly when I do that.
Telling stories out loud isn’t a skill I have developed. I can read aloud, or memorize and recite short tales, but I can’t create and speak at the same time, unless I’m just making up some short nonsense story.
It also seems like the sentences don’t come to mind quite in chronological order. I’ll think of a great line for the next paragraph before I’ve figured out how the current paragraph should go.
Basically, unless I can pick up the pace, I may as well type with one hand.
Have any of you tried something like this?