When we pick up a novel from our favorite author, or go see a blockbuster movie we expect perfection. And why not? These people are professionals. They have big budgets, they have the best editors money can buy. We don’t anticipate catching a mistake.
But, the pros are only human. And so are their editors. Every once in a while a typo or inconsistency in a scene slips through. We either laugh or cringe—and if it’s your project, chances are your reaction is the latter.
Wendi and I have had our share of gaffs in our writing, right along with the great novelists like Charles Dickens and movie makers like Peter Jackson. Embracing imperfection comes with the territory. Nothing is ever 100% error free.
I recently found this site listing the mistakes in all the big movies. This should put perfection into perspective.