Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Review of speech recognition software

Just bought a speech recognition bit of software for £2.89 from the Windows App store and I love it already!

It's called SpeechToText Pro, and with absolutely no training at all, I dictated "Peter Piper picked a pickled pepper.  Blimey!  This is a bit good into it and it was all right except the two exclamation marks and it wrote "Has a bit tired" instead of the last bit.  Absolutely no training whatsoever!  Brilliant value for less than £3 and no training at all!

The look is very basic... think MS DOS and you're there!  For under a fiver though, it's a lot better than I was expecting and if you can cope with basic graphics then it's amazing value for money and the best £2.89 I've spent for a very long time!

It's definitely better than any of the more expensive software I've tried and will be using it to write my stories from now on!  With the more expensive software, you're paying for the brand name and the graphics.

Even if you're a millionaire who can afford the expensive software, you still have to spend hours a day training it to your voice.  The programmers of SpeechToText Pro could earn a lot more even raising the price to a tenner and updating the graphics a bit, but they have made a totally awesome programme that's easy to use, very user friendly and amazingly accurate from the very first word you say!

Go on, buy it now and you'll very quickly see what I'm on about!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Has anyone got any ideas please?

I'm after some chapter ideas for my next novel.  It'll be a YYA of about 100k words, but I haven't got a clue other than that!  Has anyone got any ideas pretty please?

Sunday, 25 September 2016

And it's finished!

I've written 40k words in 20 days (including my 2 breaks) which ain't bad going.

I've got my NaNo novel planned out, ready for 1st November, so I'm going to reward myself by having the rest of September and all of October off.

Yay!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

One more chapter left to write

Just written chapter 19, so I've just got chapter 20 to write tomorrow and it's all finished!

Still haven't decided on making it into another novella and finish writing chapter 20 with 40k words or if I should write another 10k and make it into a novel.

I still can't decide!  lol

Friday, 23 September 2016

It's taken all day, but...

Just written my 36,000th word and I've got 2 more planned chapters to write, but I'm thinking of writing another couple of chapters just to take it to 44k and a mini chapter to finish the novel off and take it up to 45k...

Or should I just stop in 2 days time with what I've planned and make it another novella?

Opinions please!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Haven't written anything today

Spent a while with a friend today, so I'm back to writing 2k words a day tomorrow  :-)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Another 4k words written today, because...

I'm meeting up with a friend tomorrow so wanted to be sure to get it done today so that I didn't get behind tomorrow.