^Fair enough. I was just looking at it from the perspective that he might have to go on a date with her. What you're describing does sound worse.
You know, that never even occured to me. I always assumed that it would be publishing-related, because, yeah, that's the usual cliche for writers:
"I have great idea for a book. How about you write it and we split the money?"
"Would you read my ms. and tell me what you really think of it? I won't be offended, honest. And I certainly won't accuse you of stealing my ideas later."
"Can you introduce me to your agent? Your editor?"
And you'll note that she wanted him to somehow get the manuscript into his publisher's hands as well. And the ms. looked like it was at least 1,000 pages long. (Seriously, it was a doorstop.)
Trust me, every writer watching was groaning in recognition . . . .