Blank spaces in my recording - help!

I’m recording an audiobook, and for some reason the recording “drops” every few seconds, then picks it up again. Meaning parts of the recording are blank, then I’ll speak a word or two, then blank, then sound again … and so on, ad infinitum.

Can someone help? It just started doing this, I have recorded a couple of files that were ok.

Thanks!

Sorry, I’m using Mac OX 10.14.6

Perhaps you have accidentally enabled Sound Activated Recording?
– Bill