It is then when something decidedly odd happens. Between the end of writing and the beginning of re-reading the script clearly changes itself. For when I open it a few days later and start reading I realise that there is something new about this script - the characters are different from last years and although they say some of the same things, the context has changed and the words take on a slightly different life. the characters themselves assume novel proportions and they are fresh. Some are even inventive!
This year's RAPUNZEL feels fresher than most on re-reading. I loathed it whilst I was writing it though.