Unlike Michelle, I’m still trying to addict myself to writing after all these years. Apparently, despite all those Hershey bar wrappers in my trash to the contrary, I do not have an addictive personality. But I’ve been seeing on social media, more than a few writers talking about dictating a scene.
I’ve never done that. I’ve got an old version of dragon somewhere. I have an MP3 and a cell phone I could dictate to also–it can’t be that hard to transcribe later. I just have never done that. I suppose when the kids were younger, I felt a little weird about the whole deal, but now there is nobody home to hear me talk to myself.
But here is the deal that I really need to know. I don’t write with any kind of an outline. And my stories all seem to just evolve that way. I write, look at what I’ve written, scratch it out and write some more. I think I’m more than a bit afraid that if I dictate the story to myself, that I will jump into something less than satisfying. That in that search to keep myself talking, I might talk myself into a story that I won’t be able to write my way out of.
Have you tried dictating your writing? How has that worked?