Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It's another Tuesday, so time for me to confess my deepest most intimate thoughts/sins/stories. I wish my life was that interesting. Let's see what we can do.
To the Confessional--
File this under: Living Vicariously Through Others
I confess I would have loved to have been at the AWP Conference, but I enjoyed what happened through bloggers who made it. Specifically, January O'Neill, Sandy Longhorn, C. Dale Young, Victoria Chang, and oddly, Eduardo he wasn't there, he had the best links.
File this under: Every Other Year Works Best For Me
Someone asked why I didn't go to this year's AWP---
A couple reasons--
1) I told myself I wouldn't go to another AWP until I had a new book out. Again, why I thought this was a good idea I don't know. But I think I thought if I said this, somehow all the stars would align and my book would be accepted... the stars aligned, but it was much later than I thought.
2) If I went to this AWP, I wouldn't go to next year's. Strangely, this isn't a matter of money (though both would be pricy, especially because I usually insist on dragging my family there and turning it into a family vacation as well), but because I find them very overwhelming.
I am a gal of routine and alone time. Too much time with people can make me retreat to my room a la Emily Dickinson. While I'm friendly, active, social and everyone *thinks* I'm an extrovert, I am an introvert. I get my energy from being alone not large groups.
That said, I never feel more like myself when I'm with other poets and writers.
Next AWP & a Question--
Next year I do plan on being at the AWP in Washington DC. and I'm hoping someone asks me to be on a panel and it's accepted.
Question for those who went to AWP--
Should I stay in the hotel that the AWP or at a cool historic hotel 2 miles away?
File this under: Shallowness, but True
So I've spent the year growing my hair out (see this photo for length details) and while it's not even that long, I'm growing to hate it. (I may have mentioned how much I love short hair on women, though when I have too short hair, I feel I look too much like a boy.)
I want to cut it short (now), but I'm afraid I'll be annoyed with myself for doing that. I think I'll keep it long over the summer (so I can wear a ponytail) and cut it back to its short length in the fall.
I think this will be on my gravestone: Kelli Agodon - lived a lovely life, but never found the perfect hairstyle.
My Other Life--
I went to the Rat City Roller Derby Saturday night and the women derby gals were incredible! We have come up with two roller derby names for me (one also works as a mountain bike name): Kell on Wheels & the Kellinator.
If there was a local roller derby team, I'd join. That looked like SO much fun.
File this under: Capricorn Tendencies--
This is how I know I'm a Capricorn. I'm writing a poem-a-day for National Poetry Month and because this month has been SO busy for me, yesterday while my daughter was a friend's and my husband was at work, I did a marathon of writing poems so I could get ahead. I'm at 25 poems. (Oh and "poems" should be in quotes because they are so not done...)
So that's me this Tuesday. Hope you are doing nothing you will need to confess about later, and if you are, I hope it's fun.
Written by Kelli Russell Agodon