Take the above featured giant snail. When I first say this particular creature, it was curled up in a shoe box in someone's house in Norwich on a freezing day during December 2008. It took at least two weeks for it to emerge from its shell - and that was after being coaxed. Imagine how long it would have taken naturally?
I must admit, I'm feeling rather impatient. I had a really successful shoot up in Gateshead, but once I boarded the train back to London I became very frustrated and impatient at the thought that I (nor anybody else for that matter) will not be seeing the finished film until 2010. I'm also frustrated and impatient that I have not got a TV series yet, despite writing six different programme treatments that production companies actually liked.
But hey, I can't complain. I'm in a great position that can only get better. Maybe Mr Snail's got it right, because his whole vibe is: It will all happen in good time.