So, like many ebook writers/publishers, my work is being pirated. It’s not in my nature to get overexcited about this, as I have a day job so I’m able to pay my bills. Plus, the majority of my scribblings are available for free online already. You could be quite tired of me as a writer long before you approach work you have to pay for, but I do appreciate anyone who throws a couple of bucks at keeping up with my newer work.
Part of me is pleased at at least my writing is being read. I write mostly for myself, but I put it out there to be shared, to entertain, maybe even enlighten if I’m really on my game. On the other hand, it is my dream to someday shake off this day job to lose myself in new worlds of my own construction. In this limbo, I simply don’t have the time or concentration necessary to dedicate to that.
However, there are a lot of writers who do count on their royalty checks and advances to put food on their table, pay their mortgage or rent—to live on.
I’m not blogging to judge anyone who pirates. That would be extremely hypocritical. I’m definitely guilty of being between jobs and mooching music and movies. But, if the entertainment touched me, when I had a job, I’d pony up a few bucks to have a legal copy. So, if a story touches you, please consider throwing a couple of sheckles to the author by purchasing the ebook.