That's what she said about my latest effort. "Near perfect."
It's high praise coming from another writer (I don't think I've ever used the phrase - I always find something wrong with what I'm asked to critique!). But even higher praise coming from an editor at a major publishing house.
Definitely motivation to open my computer and keep me writing on this gloomy afternoon. After all, why not aim for perfect, if you're already nearly there?!
2009 was a great year. So far 2010 is going perfectly.