Stand, fall, sleep, write, go broke

Friday, May 29, 2009

My goodness, I've gone clear from Monday to Friday without updating. For shame! In truth, I've been a busy guy this week. For starters, as I think I mentioned, Sam is standing with the help of anything he can find. That means he is also falling. That means I spend most of my time following him around the house, wondering what he will use to pull himself up. Some options include the couch, a toy drum, the step stool in the kitchen, an empty coffee can, the laundry basket, and my lap*.

Also, since Eric Stevens was so late with his last job, I had to make up for his lazy ass by getting my latest job in early, specifically today. I've also sent in one spec sample for some new work-for-hire stuff (I'll have to let Eric Stevens and Deirdre Black fight it out to see who gets that job--if the samples are enjoyed, that is), and been working a bit on YA MS the Second.

NEWSFLASH! Just this morning, a new addition to my repertoire of silly nicknames: YA MS the Third! It came to me in the last couple of days, and, as I lay awake in bed this morning from 2 to 3:30, I wrote the first page or so in my head. Upon crawling out of bed at a little before 6 (thank you, Misters Sam and Goddamn Cardinal in the Lilac Bush Outside Our Bedroom Window), I typed it out, mostly as I had planned, I think, and it came to three pages. Clearly not an auspicious, mindblowing start to a new project. But it does feel right, and frankly brilliant, so although it can't get my attention right away, keep your eyes peeled for more on YA MS the Third.

And finally, the engine light. $2100 later, the light is now off. I made the guy behind the counter promise to give Sam a job when he turns sixteen so he can pay for his own college tuition. Zing!

*The video title was not my idea, but Beth's, so don't think I'm judging my wife because Sam fell. Babies fall; Sam is a baby. Ergo, not the worst mother by any measure.


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Christy Raedeke said...

Clearly you must get a cage for the boy. However else will you write MS the 3rd? Okay, maybe not a cage, but at least one of those walker thingies that babies cruise around in order to dent all your furniture.

Congrats on actually rememebring the pages in the morning! My brilliant dark-of-nigt ideas usually vanish at first light...

May 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Steve Brezenoff said...

CR: I know! Mine too. Hence I am more thrilled than usual. And I've gotten about 4000 words down on this new MS since yesterday. I'm still super excited about it. Full update TK this week, I imagine.

May 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM
Tina Lee said...

That is brilliant, getting those pages down and protecting Sam's head AND another 4000 words. Yay!

May 30, 2009 at 2:55 PM