In general relativity an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman’s terms it is “the point of no return” i.e. the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible.
I’m approaching the event horizon of this project. My novel is almost done. Now, I’m being pulled by the gravity of completion toward the black hole of writing my query letter – the letter in which you write more brilliantly than you ever have in your life.
In the time it took me to write this novel I have figured out some important things:
1 – Finally, I can describe my novel in thirty words or less.
2 – After countless battles, I made Word 2007 my friend, sort of. I know how to replace words using edit, I have every chapter typed to the best of my ability, and I understand how to compile the entire novel into a continuous flow of numbered pages.
3 – At this moment, I have an outline of my query letter and a draft of the synopsis.
4 – And, most important of all – I am not, nor will I ever be, a proficient typist.
So, the big question is: who in hell is going to type this manuscript for me? This is not a favor you can ask of your friend the office assistant at work. Not if you want to keep that friend.
So tell me. What are the going prices for manuscript typing? I know this is an expensive proposition, but will I have to mortgage the house?
How will you handle the typing issue when the time comes?