Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The Woman is Brilliant
And that would be MEL on her recent blog post about overweight women. Check it out, and be sure to follow the link to her dressing down of the boys who moo'ed.
There are many brilliant women in my life; I'm lucky that way. At my office, I'm surrounded by smart chicks. There's Pamela Harty, my sister and lifelong best friend (and fellow agent, of course.) She's not a blogger because that's not her cup of tea. I'm the writer in the family. But she loves books, loves agenting, and never ceases to amaze me with her keen observations. Plus, as I said at RWA a few years ago: "She's the better bitch." And in this business, that's a pretty important trait on the business acumen hierarchy.
I'm also fortunate enough to have the triumverate of twenty, i.e. the three Generation Y ladies who work in my office alongside me. It's incredibly energizing to work with women who bring fresh perspective. They make the business feel new to me again.
Then there's my wonderful Nephele. Talk about smart. She had a better handle on some of these agenting nuances after three months than I did after more than a year. Plus she's more well read than I am. :)
My daughters, of course, are the most brilliant people in my life. A couple of gems:
Tyler (seven) while we were watching the New Orleans coverage on the news. I told her, "Tyler, you should watch this. This is history." She said:
"I thought it was happening now."
Riley, while doing "this little piggy" on my toes: "this little piggy went to market...and this little piggy had Arby's..."
Yes, brilliant women. I know that I'm blessed.
hugs to all my wonderful women out there!