When you’re ready to record, relax, take a breath, and try to enjoy yourself.
If you make small mistakes, clap loudly and then pick up from the last sentence before the mistake. Audacity represents sound visually, and your clap will make an easy reference point. It’s almost impossible to get a perfect take, and the clap will show you where to cut the track when you edit. All you’ll need to do is highlight the mistake and press delete on your keyboard. Make sure you listen to it before you move on, to check that you deleted the correct part.
Remember to save each track separately as you go. It’ll be much easier to manage at the end. Just select File, click on Save project, and give it a name you’ll easily associate with the particular track, preceded by a number (e.g. 01.Introduction). The number makes it easier to keep the files in order. Once you’ve saved, click on File, and then New to record your next track. You can then close the saved track. You’ll need to open it up again when you move on to the final step, exporting the tracks listeners will hear while walking.