As a memoir writer, I’m used to sharing my mistakes, especially when they’re farm-related. But today I’m sharing an audio-related mistake. A blooper. The audio file is a blooper from when I recorded the audiobook of Hit by a Farm.
In this blooper, I’ve forgotten how to say the word, ‘iron.’ Remember I’d been closed up in a little sound booth for days, with no contact with the ‘outside’ world but a 12×12 inch window so I could see the sound engineers, etc. I’d been talking for days. My mouth muscles had started to lock up. I began hating every word I’d written. And normal words began to look like alien things I’d never seen before… like ‘iron.’ Look at that word. Of course it’s i-ron.
Quick note: The clicks you hear between ‘takes’ are made with a dog training clicker. When I wanted to redo a sentence, I’d click, and this created a spike in the file so it would be easy to find and make those repairs later.
The audiobook, which DOESN’T have any bloopers, is now available from Dog Ear Audio. Yea!