If you are new to your DAW software, spend some time to find the things it can do, and use keyboard shortcuts in addition to the mouse to make editing less of a chore. I personally love producing finished projects, I can fart around for hours (so says my wife) doing so, but smart editng is the way to go.
As an audiobook producer, I utilize the "punch and roll" feature found in Sound Forge and Pro Tools to edit on the fly. For some reason I prefer to edit and master in Adobe Audition because the waveform looks more precise, and I can hear how a plugin makes my audio sound with just a click.
Try different DAWs to see which one is best for you. Perhaps Audacity is all you need. Don't buy anything more complicated until you are drawn to it. The sounds recorded by them all will be digital, and unaffected by cost. It is the ease of use and "bells and whistles" you pay more for.
Audacity Voiceover Users group is on Facebook, and is a wealth of information. Paul Licamelli is the big guy there, and the whole gang will be happy to answer all questions, newbie or not.
I will help anyone if I can, feel free to post if you like.
Peter G White