Annivalentarry Day! (with apologies to Lau)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm Steve Brezenoff, and here's the news.

YA MS the Second -- that's right, the second, because I left it behind like a year ago to work on YA MS the Third -- is building up steam. Over the weekend, I dropped about 2500 words on its wallowing butt, and the whole plot is synopsized, nearly to my satisfaction. It's certainly enough of a synopsis for me to finally finish a working first draft. Once that's done, I think I'll have a pretty easy time of finding where it needs heavy repairs.

Harry the dog is seven! His birthday was yesterday. Disclaimer: we have no idea what Harry's birthday really is, but based on the vet's estimate when we first adopted him back in 2004, and based on our own romantic tendencies, we chose February 15 as his birthday, it also being the date that we first shared an apartment together, back in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Holla back!

Valentine's Day! We kept it low-key, as is our way, this year enjoying a late lunch at the Midtown Global Market (have you been, Twin Cities? If not, goodness, go!), and a delicious treat from the Salty Tart and Izzy's for dessert. But the highpoint for me was this gift:

The short version of the story: that date is our wedding date, and that quilt was initially constructed and not finished by Beth as a first-anniversary gift for me. However, things got complicated in our life (I'm looking at you, Samuel!) and the quilt went unfinished for a little while. Totally in secret, Beth managed to get the thing finished while I was in NYC for SCBWI, and voila! Completed anniversary quilt as a Valentine's Day gift! Woo! It's hell of comfy, too.

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Heather Kelly said...

Steve--Hi! I followed you over from Tina's Watch Me Practice Blog. Unfortunately, my head cold and punchiness at this time of day is keeping me from leaving a pithy comment. But, I got started, and although I'm tempted to delete now, and go away undetected (unless you're using stat counter) I think I'll just finish. I'm glad you're rolling on your YA MS. That's good stuff. :)

February 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM
Tina Laurel Lee said...

Love the quilt and love the Midtown Global Market. Deliciousness. Have not been there recently enough. I love that you are switching back and forth between mannys and that word count is nice too.

February 16, 2010 at 7:08 PM