'Twas the night before pub date...

Actually, it's the night before the night before pub date. But I get on a big plane tomorrow to fly to Bouchercon, and I don't imagine I'll have a chance to post between now and then, so this is the last thing I will write as an unpublished author.

There would be no book, no series, no sale, and certainly no success, except that my wife told me I should go for it. And then encouraged me while I wrote. And read every word. And corrected my punctuation. And corrected proofs. And put up with me while I spent long hours in the office. And was brave enough to stick with it even when a few of her friends suggested this was a dubious way for one's husband to behave.

Which is why the dedication page has only these two words:


15 comments:

RWMG said...

Sweet. You're a lucky guy -- and she's a lucky girl.

Janet Reid said...

awww! That's so sweet.

Everyone here at FPLM adores Helen as well.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Awwww... Very sweet!

Congrats on the almost-pub day!

David J. West said...

So great to have that support and encouragement, my wife is the same way with my dreams.

So excellent its finally here.

_*rachel*_ said...

Congrats! The local indie bookstore is going to call me when it gets in.

Yamile said...

Congrats to you and Helen. Can't wait to read your book.

Tabitha Bird said...

:) Helen, you rock.

Here's to all partners of writers. You guys are the best.

Lovely tribute. Congrats Gary. Hard work pays, hey :)

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait!!! (In case I haven't told you that already.)

Matthew Delman said...

Good dedication. Can't wait to have my copy of the book in my hands to finally read it beginning to end!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Congrats. SO exciting. And here's to people who support our dreams!

Meghan said...

Too sweet!

Amalia T. said...

A wonderful tribute! And Good luck--may all your flights be on time, and all your events go as scheduled!

Julie said...

Aww, that's lovely. Congratulations, it's finally time!

Gary Corby said...

Thanks everyone!

It's hard to reply individually because I'm doing this out of a random cafe. The hotel internet is an outrageous $10/day, so I'm frequenting free wifi places during breaks. Try blogging from a cafe on a netbook and see how easy you find it!

And in other news, I've survived my first book event! See the next post.

Anneke said...

I knew Helen was wonderful from the first moment we met. You are a lucky guy Gary! Give her my love.
And I am so proud of you. Have a great time over there!