The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
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I love all the stuff about his inability to meet deadlines, and his honesty about how difficult writing is... It makes me feel a bit better about how long its taken me to write & finish my masters thesis!
This quote is taken from the forewood by Geoffrey Perkins -->
"Douglas is also the only person I know who can write backwards. Four days before one of the Hitch-hiker's recordings he had written only eight pages of script. He assured me he could finish it in time. On the day of the recording, after four days of furious writing, the eight pages had shrunk to six. Some people would think this was a pretty clever trick but I've been with Douglas when he's writing and I know how he does it. When he wants to change anything, a word or a comma, he doesn't just cross it out and carry on; he takes the whole page out of the typewriter and starts all over again from the top. Yes, he is something of a perfectionist but he would also do anything to avoid having to write the next bit. His other favourite way of putting off writing the next bit is to have a bath. When a deadline is really pressing he can have as many as five baths a day. Consequently, the later the script the cleaner he gets. You can't fault him for personal hygiene in a crisis."