I missed it!

I can’t believe I missed Bloomsday yesterday! Gah! I’m an idiot. I love the writing of James Joyce. No, he’s not a beach read. He’s a challenge (at least for me). But he made the English language sing. If I ever write something that is one-ten-thousandanth as good as what he writes, I’ll be a happy camper.

Speaking of writing, that’s what I did all day. My WIP draft is maybe 20% done. Complications are begin to pile up nicely for my main character. While I have a vague sense of direction, surprising things pop up and that keeps it interesting for me. It helped that the temp is way down and I was able to turn off the air conditioning for the first time in weeks. The windows are all open and the apartment is comfortable for a change. If summer was always 75 degrees, I might like it.

Thanks everybody who wrote in with cover thoughts. It was fascinating to read them. I’ve also been reading Vonnegut, as someone suggested. I’ve chewed through three of his novels so far and I’m enjoying them.

Oooh! Oooh! I had another James Joyce thought. If you visit Philly this summer (which you should, except maybe not on July 2nd), be sure to visit the Rosenbach Museum so you can see this.

24 Replies to “I missed it!”

  1. Lucky Me, I Live Near Philly!

    Ooh, that looks nice. I’ma try to go see that.

    I’m more of an air-conditioning person myself, but my parents insist on keeping it off in 90 degree weather (even though it was 75 today…but I digress). :-p

  2. Lucky Me, I Live Near Philly!

    Ooh, that looks nice. I’ma try to go see that.

    I’m more of an air-conditioning person myself, but my parents insist on keeping it off in 90 degree weather (even though it was 75 today…but I digress). :-p

  3. Lucky Me, I Live Near Philly!

    Ooh, that looks nice. I’ma try to go see that.

    I’m more of an air-conditioning person myself, but my parents insist on keeping it off in 90 degree weather (even though it was 75 today…but I digress). :-p

  4. *slaps forehead*

    I worked at the RML for 2 yrs–now just fill in on the weekends sometimes–and I can’t believe I forgot to stop by yesterday for Bloomsday! Gah!

    Our docents, staff, and collection rock the house.
    Thanks for posting about us in your blog! 🙂

  5. *slaps forehead*

    I worked at the RML for 2 yrs–now just fill in on the weekends sometimes–and I can’t believe I forgot to stop by yesterday for Bloomsday! Gah!

    Our docents, staff, and collection rock the house.
    Thanks for posting about us in your blog! 🙂

  6. *slaps forehead*

    I worked at the RML for 2 yrs–now just fill in on the weekends sometimes–and I can’t believe I forgot to stop by yesterday for Bloomsday! Gah!

    Our docents, staff, and collection rock the house.
    Thanks for posting about us in your blog! 🙂

    1. Slapstick
      Jailbird
      Deadeye Dick

      I’m working on Timequake now. If this looks like a random pattern, it is. I’m reading whatever turns up on the shelves of my library. I’m enjoying all of it.

  7. Slapstick
    Jailbird
    Deadeye Dick

    I’m working on Timequake now. If this looks like a random pattern, it is. I’m reading whatever turns up on the shelves of my library. I’m enjoying all of it.

  8. Slapstick
    Jailbird
    Deadeye Dick

    I’m working on Timequake now. If this looks like a random pattern, it is. I’m reading whatever turns up on the shelves of my library. I’m enjoying all of it.

  9. wow.

    wow! maybe im gullable here, maybe im not. but i love you! you are my favorite author! in fact, i never picked up a book until i read speak. it completly changed me, as have the rest of your novels. i have yet to read prom, but i want to so bad.

    ever since i read speak, i have had the urge to pick up a book and read. this christmas my father, my hero, the only man i adore was diagnosed with multiple myloma. he is the sheriff of our county and a volunteer firefighter and i have alwys looked at him as the strongest person i know. your books have been an amazing get away.

    you have also inspired me to write. it is all i do, and sometimes i find the metaphors i use resembling yours, which are the things i love the most about your writing.

    i guess i am saying. thank you. for helping me get away…

  10. wow.

    wow! maybe im gullable here, maybe im not. but i love you! you are my favorite author! in fact, i never picked up a book until i read speak. it completly changed me, as have the rest of your novels. i have yet to read prom, but i want to so bad.

    ever since i read speak, i have had the urge to pick up a book and read. this christmas my father, my hero, the only man i adore was diagnosed with multiple myloma. he is the sheriff of our county and a volunteer firefighter and i have alwys looked at him as the strongest person i know. your books have been an amazing get away.

    you have also inspired me to write. it is all i do, and sometimes i find the metaphors i use resembling yours, which are the things i love the most about your writing.

    i guess i am saying. thank you. for helping me get away…

    1. Re: wow.

      Many blessings and prayers for your dad and your family. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1982 – it was very scary. The good news is, she survived. She’s had bumps along the way, but she’s lived: 23 years and counting. She has watched my sister and I start our own familes, and watched all her grandkids grow up. I hope your dad will too.

      I am so glad my books help. Reading is the healthiest way I know of to take a break when reality gets too intense.

  11. wow.

    wow! maybe im gullable here, maybe im not. but i love you! you are my favorite author! in fact, i never picked up a book until i read speak. it completly changed me, as have the rest of your novels. i have yet to read prom, but i want to so bad.

    ever since i read speak, i have had the urge to pick up a book and read. this christmas my father, my hero, the only man i adore was diagnosed with multiple myloma. he is the sheriff of our county and a volunteer firefighter and i have alwys looked at him as the strongest person i know. your books have been an amazing get away.

    you have also inspired me to write. it is all i do, and sometimes i find the metaphors i use resembling yours, which are the things i love the most about your writing.

    i guess i am saying. thank you. for helping me get away…

  12. Re: wow.

    Many blessings and prayers for your dad and your family. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1982 – it was very scary. The good news is, she survived. She’s had bumps along the way, but she’s lived: 23 years and counting. She has watched my sister and I start our own familes, and watched all her grandkids grow up. I hope your dad will too.

    I am so glad my books help. Reading is the healthiest way I know of to take a break when reality gets too intense.

  13. Re: wow.

    Many blessings and prayers for your dad and your family. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1982 – it was very scary. The good news is, she survived. She’s had bumps along the way, but she’s lived: 23 years and counting. She has watched my sister and I start our own familes, and watched all her grandkids grow up. I hope your dad will too.

    I am so glad my books help. Reading is the healthiest way I know of to take a break when reality gets too intense.

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