Among the many things that our intrepid hero wanted to do with his next project was to write both a dedication and acknowledgement page. He realized that not only it was a good thing to do as it made the book look a little more professional, but it also pumped up his page count as well.
So he sat his rather large behind down and gots to writing. About twenty minutes later, he was finished. Now as fate would have it, one day after finishing both the dedication and acknowledgement, our intrepid hero's computer went Pfft~~~~~~~~~> and thus his hard work was temporarily lost.
Suffice to say, our intrepid hero was a bit distraught over this issue. But as luck would have it, three days later, our intrepid hero sat down at the household computer and wrote them out again. The ones he wrote out at that time are the ones he sent in.
Meanwhile, back at the regular computer. The regular computer was fixed about two weeks later, good as new and badder than ever (well, not quite so bad. 'twas the jack connector that had to be fixed). Our intrepid hero was able to retrieve what he wrote previously and was able to save it for use in future projects (two less things to worry about).
Our intrepid hero, being of unsound mind and flakiness of temper, has given Cedar's Mountain permission to post version 1 of both the dedication and acknowledgement pages, in the hopes that you'll appreciate the honest sentiment and heartfelt words contained within those pages.
The dedication page will be first, followed by the acknowledgement page. Enjoy.
This book is dedicated to my family and friends in the Real World, who were gracious enough to take time out their busy day to offer robust compliments and gentle critique of my writing. Without their grateful and generous support, I would still be stuck in neutral, stubbornly satisfied with the end result.
I would also like to acknowledge the contributions of my friends in the Cyber World. The numerous friends that I made in the chat rooms are to this day invaluable; the many readers of Cedar's Mountain (http://cedarmountainnewengland.blogspot.com/) and Flashing Georgie's Shorts (http://gbmjr2flashy.blogspot.com/) are beyond a shadow of a doubt, second to none; the blogs that I've had the pleasure of discovering in the past year are too numerous to mention, but all have been a joy to read, learn from and comment on.
The advice given at times was comical, humorous and downright bizarre. At other times, it was brutally blunt and refreshingly honest. Through thick and thin, it was 100% appreciated and at the very least, listened to 97% of the time.
I am forever humbly and deeply in your debt, for without the support of you, I would be still writing for the enjoyment of myself.