• scrimgerr

NO MORE WAITING

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t’s official. We have reached the ‘hurry up’ stage of the project. No more waiting.


Just got a page of very-last-minute notes from Hardworking Anne. Seems that in her eleventy-third read of AUTUMN BIRD AND THE RUNAWAY she spotted some inconsistencies and wants me and Melanie to deal with them


Sidebar. Is there a collective noun for inconsistencies? You talk about a herd of zebras or a murder of crows. Is there a kvetch of inconsistencies? A groan? A grudging admission? Whatever the collective is, that’s what Anne found.


Sunsets, bedtimes, traffic patterns, black eyes. Things like that. And speaking of eyes, I am impressed (not for the first time) at HA’s eye for the detail of the details.


I got back to her right away and asked when she wanted us to deal with her notes.


Is there a hard deadline? I asked.


Yes, she replied. Production schedule is kind of tight.


Okay. When do you want to hear back?


Yesterday.


Oh.