In the further adventures of throwing away the process to shake things up, here is the second session of dictating the first draft of the detective novel. Evidently I solved the wall-staring issue by stopping the recording to stare at the wall.
The manuscript is not just a transcription, but an edit that synthesizes the ideas from the recording plus slight changes to smooth out the writing.
The best way to experience the draft is to bring up the manuscript and listen to the recordings as you read along so you can see how it changed from dictation to first draft.
Detective Novel: Session 2
Dictation recording 1 (7 min)
Dictation recording 2 (8 min)
Dictation recording 3 (3 min)
And then I hit the wall. But that’s a story for next week.