I dictate it.
Many of the authors I work with are concerned about whether or not their typing, spelling and grammar skills will get them through a 70,000 word book. It just doesn’t matter. “Writing” doesn’t have to mean writing.
The surest way to get your book or blog post finished is to use the method that’s easiest for you. If you type a thousand words a minute like Best Beloved does, you should type — if you enjoy it. If you prefer scribbling longhand in a notebook, do it. The extra step of having your work transcribed, whether by you or someone else, will probably take less time than struggling to use tools and methods that feel unnatural to you. Even if that’s not the case, using tools and methods that make you struggle diminishes your art.
When Best Beloved was too ill to work with me, writing was excruciating. I’ve been a writer and a coder most of my life. Just because I type 50 wpm doesn’t mean I like it.
What I like is talking. I’m good at it. I have also developed a pace which allows Best Beloved to keep up with me transcribing my speech to text more accurately than any software ever could (it’s partly because she’s smarter than a computer program and partly because she can read my mind).
My best work has been, not written, as in typed by me, but dictated.
How do you do your best work?