A few years ago, my writing life caught up with me and I began to suffer from RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury – in my wrists and in my right elbow. It was horribly painful and incredibly frustrating because it meant that I had to stop writing. But then I made an amazing discovery and I’ve been singing its praises ever since.
Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice recognition software which means that, instead of typing, you dictate your words via a headset into your computer. It’s strange to use at first especially if you’re a touch-typist like me but it’s very easy to train and it takes the sting out of a hard day at the computer.
I can highly recommend it. It’s not perfect, of course, and it does make some very amusing errors sometimes like the time I was writing a short story about a “grey cat” which was transcribed into a “Greek hat”.
Hmmmm, maybe I should write a story about a Greek hat one day…