Since this is my first post on the blog of Oak Tree Press, I do have a confession to make. I never learned to type. Ever since I was a child I knew that I wanted to be a nurse, so in high school I took all the science courses. I never realized that someday I might need this skill.
I always write my first draft in longhand and put the second draft into the computer using four fingers and looking at the keyboard. This is very laborious. Anyone reading this might wonder how I managed to write many journal articles, short stories, and six novels in this fashion. Well, I did.
Now I decided that it might be a benefit to have a Dragon, not the fire-breathing type, but the voice recognition software, so when someone asked me what I wanted for my birthday I said,” Buy me a Dragon.”
After two calls to tech support, and purchasing a new microphone, I am now learning to be proficient with my new software. I do have to remember, though, to tell it all the punctuation marks and when I need a new paragraph. But, with practice, I may soon become an expert.