That may be the problem: she’s almost too responsive. Not possible, you say? I never thought so before, but now I beg to differ.
Normally, when I’m writing, I love handing each draft off to the client. The review process takes a couple of days during which I can take a step back, clear my head, and approach their revisions – and the project as a whole – with fresh eyes.
But when the client sits down right away, reviews the project and returns it to me within hours, everything changes. The revision turnaround clock starts ticking on my end. If I wait to revisit the project, it just cuts into my writing time. And let’s face it, there’s no good way to say to a client, “Hey, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but could you hold off on your reply for a day or two?”
I’ll know better for next time, of course, and build more downtime days into the project schedule. But for now I just have to marvel at the fact that after all these years of freelancing, I’ve finally found a client that’s the complete opposite of what I’m accustomed to.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon, or have I found the one-in-a-million client?