Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Book is Coming Together

I haven't been working on the book every day.  Some days are better than others for me.  But as of now, I've got 14,699 words, or 54 pages worth down on "paper". Only 45,000 words or so more to go.  I thought I'd give you dedicated blog followers a sneak preview of the draft of the introduction:

What you are about to read is true.  Nothing has been exaggerated, or enhanced just to make a good story.  This is a compilation of our almost daily written blog, Drift Away.  After reading this book, if you doubt that this could possibly be true, you can find our blog diary at  Each entry was usually written the morning after the previous day’s events, and included many photos to document the truth of our story.  Sometimes written very early in the morning.

There are so many people to thank for making our cruise an adventure of a lifetime that we don’t dare list them, for fear of leaving someone out.   You know who you are, and you know how special you are to us.  When designing our little house in the Adirondack Mountains, we included a guest bedroom just for you.  Please make sure you visit if you are able.  You are all welcome.  Yes, this means you.

As of this writing, Drift Away is for sale.  While we kicked around the idea of selling him, now that Dave has had his accident, it’s a definite.  It’s time for the next adventuresome family to enjoy a great boat.  And we fully expect a daily blog, with photos.  Drift Away deserves nothing less.

- Dave and Pam Gibson


  1. He's gotta be in very high demand with all those ladies out there, as he moves from town to town...