I officially have a new reader. Her name is Victoria, she's around 35 and has kind of robotic sexy voice.
Yes, I've discovered how to make my computer read the words I've written. Since I don't particularly like the sound of my own voice, plus reading 80,000 words makes the throat a little raw, this feature has been great. I can highlight a page and listen as she reads my words back to me. I've figured out that I use "said" way too much, so I've been able to fix some dialogue tags. I also find echoes a lot easier. Spotting spelling mistakes is a piece of cake as well as awkward sentences.
I remember someone saying, I think it was Lady Glamis saying that she was going to get her husband to read her book to her, which I had never considered before. And although my husband is wonderful, I don't think he would enjoy reading my book to me.
The voice does take a little getting used to, but once you do I don't know what I'd do without it. Plus when she tries to read an Irish dialect, it's quite funny.
Question of the day: Do you use liquid or crystal dishwasher soap? I know it's totally unrelated to writing, but I was just wondering.