Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I'm Schrodinger's Cat
Welcome to Digressuary 6
What the heck am I on about Schrodinger's Cat for? Because of course it is first Wednesday, and therefore the day we have Insecure Writers Support Group. And I'm feeling... perhaps insecure...
See, it's like this...
No, lemme back up. What is Schrodinger's Cat?
Schrodinger was a mean rotten scientist that liked to make people imagine horrible things for the purpose of stretching their wee brains philosophically.
It goes something like this:
There is a cat in a box with some radio active something something poison something and there is exactly equal likelihood that the poison has or has NOT released and killed the cat... well philosophically, instead of saying there was equal probability, this nut wants us to think BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, the cat is alive and dead at the same time. Both possibilities exist.
One word: ABNA. Okay, that's an acronym. Five words: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Right now we are ONE WEEK away from hearing if our pitches passed us to the next round. Chances are my pitch has been read... I am both alive and dead right now.
Of course in the grand scheme of the contest, only 5 of 10,000 get prizes, so probably I am headed for certain death, but I might live a little longer yet... long enough to go for a walk...
But see... the thing of it is, unlike Schrodinger's poor cat, we can play this thing over and over and over... until we live!!!
So LIVE friends! LIVE! Even if you have to die a bunch of times first! Erm...