also read Anne Sexton. i did a project on her at UTC when I was an undergrad. i lit a smoke in the class. which made me uber nervous though the teacher said it was okay. i got a C on the project.
incidentally, that class was Women Writers. and if it hadn't been for that class, i would have read almost no women writers in college. and not because they weren't included in the anthologies. it was the climate of the department at the time. and it was 1997. really. 1997. we only read Emily Dickinson, Flannery O'Conner, Eudora Welty, and Doris Lessing. of course, a couple of years ago i talked with a student about her creative writing thesis and she had NO women writers on her bibliography. i asked her if she had ever read Sexton. she said No. it was 2012.
i am often frustrated by writing awards that are only offered to the young. 40 under 40, 40 under 30. blah. this article says it well--"What's So Great About Young Writers?"
i'm no longer crazed over the agent responding. i am strangely calm.
i'm not sure what i did yesterday except read Ezekiel. and cook food for our EFM meeting last night. i spent some time on FB.
i have counseling and hair today, so i doubt i'll get any writing done. but perhaps a bit. i have to remind myself that even if i only write 500 words a day, this time next year i'll have a book. Sophia Loren said this about dieting--"Concentrate on the Goal. Not the difficulty."