Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Celebrating a Milestone
Yes, I married the agent who arrived to investigate a bribery attempt in my office. And yes, Lowcountry Bribe started off about like that real life situation. It seems only right that the book was published the year hubby and I celebrate a huge milestone together, because I've written on this book for most of those 20 years.
Funny about milestones. You look back, counting the years, the months, the obstacles, the tears, and it doesn't seem like such a long time ago. Choosing to write LCB was a personal one, using a personal event to spin off a marvelous mystery, each evening sitting outside, outlining one more chapter, pondering how to make Carolina Slade's life more difficult. The real event was very hard on me, but I got over it. Writing about someone else also going through a hard time she never saw coming at her, was cathartic for me.
So today, as hubby surprises me here and there with little celebrations of our meaningful life together, I can't help but think that Lowcountry Bribe is a part of both of us. Almost as if we birthed this child together. If he hadn't come along, neither would have the book. He's just as proud of Lowcountry Bribe as I am. Just don't ever ask him if he's Wayne Largo!!!
PICTURE: Gary and I on our wedding day, June 27, 1992.