Annotating My Own Game... with a little help from Stockfish
One thing authors and coaches highly recommend is to annotate your own game... and to do it before (or even wthout!) a chess engine. Since I am going on self-power (no coach or trainer) then I am using Stockfish as my "strong player" analyzing partner to help figure out where I went wrong and what I could have done better.
There are advantages and disadvantages to using a strong chess engine (in my case Stockfish 8) for analytical purposes at my amateur level. The disadvantage is that it cannot tell me problems with my strategic/planning thoughts. It can only help me with calculation. *BUT* ... lazy calculation is one of my huge weaknesses (as you will see in this game).
Blog entry image is by Luigi Mussini [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons titled "Leonard di Cutri defeats Ruy Lopez in Spain"