Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Why and Later panel update

The panel exceeded my expectations. The room was emotionally warm, receptive, curious, and many writer friends came out to support the work I'm doing. It's strange, now knowing that this book is out there. More so than my first book, my own book. Because this one is much more personal. And has the potential to make many more waves, or at least waves in a different way. I'm bowled over. I sold 23 books and was able to make connections with so many people---women who work for crisis centers, poets who want to plan readings, and just allies in every way possible. I knew this would change me, but I didn't know what this change would feel like. I'm trying to move with it and see where it takes me. I'm grateful to my panelists for their wonderful dialogue. We did try to tape it so here's hoping it worked! I'm almost out of the first batch of t-shirts and more are on their way! I've been trying to read up more and do more yoga as a way of processing it all. There's so much to say, but when I come to the page or the screen, I can't seem to get it down.

More to come...of course, it always does...

5 comments:

Reb said...

I'm very proud of of you Carly!

Love,
Reb

Amanda said...

Mad props, girl!!! Keep rockin' it!!!

Julie Hashimoto-McCreery said...
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Amy said...

Yes, yes it so rocked! I'm so glad Moira and I could be there. It brought up so much stuff for me personally--and gave me ideas for working with my students!

Carly said...

Thanks so so much everyone. I'm really learning what it means to have a network of support and your words really help!