Friday, June 20, 2014

Opening Schrodinger's Box

As long as I was the only person to see my manuscript, it was rather like Schrodinger's famous thought experiment with a cat, a box and a pellet of poison.

Until someone else read my novel, it was both a future best-seller and a permanent denizen of the slush pile. OK, the analogy is not perfect, since there are other possibilities somewhere in between best-seller and never-published. My point is that all potential futures were still theoretically possible.

Now I'm on the verge of opening Schrodinger's box, and it is both exhilarating and terrifying.

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