Tuesday, December 09, 2008

No return

Just a quick update, the one pager for Winter is now on its way to the BBC.

I hate that moment of clicking "Send". I had read and re-read the text a dozen times, tweaked it here and there, removing one word lines from the end of paragraphs; re-editing bits to sound less pompous. (Pompous? Moi?)

But there comes that moment when you carefully compose the precise wording of the e-mail to imply you're totally confident with what you're sending - but if they want it done different you're happy to do that.

Then there's that final moment, the decision to click send. Then remembering to actually attach the document otherwise you end up looking like an unprofessional prat when they ask for it.

Then that final moment (again). Pointer hovering over the send button as your finger hovers over the mouse button.


It's too late to do anything else about it now. For better or for worse it's on its way.

Many years ago a friend was working in our computer room (we've always owned a lot of computers) and wanted to plug something in. She yanked an existing plug out of the socket - and all the machines crashed. Desperately she shoved the plug back in, as if she could save the moment...

But there's always that point beyond which you cannot return.

What's on the turntable? "Visionary" by Gordon Giltrap from "Visionary"

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