I had a thought: We should keep a running tally of Rohmerisms. (I know, this means going back. But maybe not.) Number and type of useless illustrations and maps. (Why, there's London! Right there in England!) Uses of the phrase "as you know." Number of meetings, times number of participants; estimated amount of danish consumed based on .8 danishes per person. Typos. Pages before first mention of natural gas, islands in arctic Canada that might contain same. Speaking parts for women, total number of words spoken by women, descriptions of woman as either "pretty" or "little."
I don't want to panic anyone, but as you know, two books a month, we're never going to reach our goal. He said. The atmosphere was tense.