Hope you had a nice Easter. Thanks for the advice.
I hadn't been using headphones, and since the computer was outside the room, it was difficult to monitor exactly what was being recorded into the mic or where it might distort. (lesson learned)
If I made a mistake or heard an aeroplane, I would stop talking and rerecord the sentence again.
But listening back, there were little places I didn't catch (probably because I was concentrating on reading) where an aeroplane has slipped in. There are also parts, that - after processing - sound a little harsh and distorted, like my mic couldn't take my higher pitch when emphasising certain parts.
So, there were little bits that I had to re-record. I saved the corrections pre-processing, and they sound much better slotted into the raw uncorrected version than mastering them separately. Some of them are pretty much seamless. So most of it will be salvagable
There are, however, a few parts where my voice sounds a bit different (it does, depending on what/how much I have eaten/drunk/smoked, what time of day it is etc.) Or where I have spoken in a different "tone" from the rest of the passage.
I have pasted all my corrections into the raw audio now and will listen to them all through thoroughly. Any bits that sound a bit out-of-place, I think I will have to save the original as a small clip on my tablet (seeing as I can't have my computer in my room), and relisten to exactly the tone of voice and try to completely mimic it. We will see how it goes......
I am so glad I am learning all this on my first book, which is fairly short. I will wait for my proper kit and get some mic headphones before even attempting the second, which is far longer.....