Did I say it’s been trying times?  Well, trust me to make an understatement as usual!!

 

I need to get this bit off my chest so I am writing again, even though I have now sorted out most of the problems and especially learned how to use my audio editing software now.

 

But last Saturday, when I was trying to do my recording and had to put up with all the noises I talked about in yesterday’s post, what I didn’t tell you is this: even though I was really frustrated, I thought, I won’t be beaten by these little snags, there must be a way to get through this.  Going to a recording studio is out of the question anyway, and giving up is not an option, not for me not now.

 

I decided to keep recording in small sections and then use the editing software to cut out the unwanted bits and the noise within the recording and then patch everything together.  Yeah right!

 

It seemed like a simple thing to do. Little did I know that simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy!

 

Ok, I’m not a geek! But I’m not an idiot either, I can usually work things out by trying a few different options etc….

 

But this editing software, seem to have a mind of its own! I tried and tired.  There were no proper instructions on how to use the damn thing, I said proper, there were no instructions period.

 

The instructions just said things like, you can edit your recording, you can cut and past from file, you can do this and you can do that, but it didn’t tell you how!!

 

I kept trying and trying with no success.  I kept deleting a bit and realising I’d cut too much off or didn’t cut enough, or cut off most of the bits I wanted to cut off but left just a couple of words at the end which proved to be a real head ache to delete.

 

To cut a long story short, I was at it for most of the Saturday morning.

 

I got to a point with anger and frustration that I was stamping the floor and punching the door.  I was cursing everyone and everything.

 

In the end, I came to conclusion that I need to get away. Get out of the house, go for a walk, get into a break state and then try again.  And this time if it didn’t work I’ll pack it in.

 

In true spirit of   “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, then give up.  There is no point being a damn fool about it!”

 

So I went out and the rest you know.  If you don’t know, then you should read yesterday’s post!

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