A couple of Fridays back I promised to hunt around and see if I could find some alternative voice recognition software programs. I've found one that seems pretty interesting, IVOS, for a very afforable $10.00.
Also from this site I came across another program that converts speech to text and also converts recorded MP3, WAV and WMA speech recordings to text, aptly named Wave to Text, for $39.00.
Both programs are cheaper than the Dragon, but if you're interested in buying them do thoroughly check out the details and system requirements before you do.
A few concerned e-mails have come in about the Dilemma post. To clarify a few things:
1. I haven't stopped giving quotes to other writers. I'm just burned out on it at the moment and I need a break for a while.
2. I've never accepted free books from anyone for PBW; with the exception of my own author copies I really do purchase all the books that I give away here. I can show you the receipts if you want.
3. I may occasionally kid around about stuff like the eBay forgery/photoshop thing, but I would never do something like that to another writer.
3a. I will fantasize about it on occasion, though.
4. If professional courtesy were easy, everyone would have it.
I still need to update the blog for March and fix some links, but I'm in the final stretch of a first draft and racing toward the finish line. Expect better blog housekeeping shortly. How goes the writing with you guys? Any questions for me this week?