June 5th, 2010

In Praise of Brilliance

I just finished reading my critque partner's latest manuscript. And it is freakin' brilliant. Not just darn good, mind you. Not even very impressive. Brilliant. She just knocked my socks off.

I've been reading the manuscript all along, so I knew it was good. But the ending clinched it for me. Brilliant. Sweet, poignant, clever, and sad all at once.

Make a note, folks, because you are going to be hearing this name a lot in the future.

Lisa DiDio.

You heard it here first.

My Garden

Lest you think I spend all my time writing (which is only *almost* true), here are some pictures of my garden. From the time the ground can be worked (usually the end of March) until about now, I work like a madwoman trying to get everything in. And, of course, talking to the frogs in the pond.