So I was asked to record a reading of my work the other day.

Sure, no problem.

A very humbling experience - and I've read my work before - yes out loud and in front of an audience.  Reading my work, out loud and into a device is a whole new ball game.  My attempts were several and deplorable. When I finally completed a reading (a very short poem) I realized I was not keeping my head steady and my voice faded in and out of the recording. 

And no, I'm not spending a lot of money on a recording studio.

At any rate the experience was humbling and maddening - so I'm determined to practice. To the right I will continue to add readings, analyze and hopefully improve and approve of my abilities, such as they are...