ENNALS: . . . You were saying that you did get to read [The Pattern Scars] first?
SPRINGETT: Oh yes, yeah, [Caitlin Sweet] gave me not necessarily an unedited manuscript, because she’d been through it first, and Sandra obviously went and did her thing. So this is what I worked off of. It certainly barrelled along, I loved reading it; and at the end—of course my work day is very flexible—I work when I want, as long as I get the work done it can be at any time of day. So I finished it and sat down on the couch and picked up my sketchbook, and I had, lately, wanted to get into the whole thing of improvising: directly, with a pen, not sketching.