Today, I write this blog post after taking a while to re-boot.
I feel that I have been to Hell. A deep place in my soul that has me guessing who are my friends and my foes. My writing career has left me a bit worse for wear and hesitant.
I think the problems revolve around the criminals out there. Not the criminals that rob banks, murder and generally are no good. These criminals are faceless and just like you and me, except they don’t mind cyber-stealing.
You pour your heart out on the computer keyboard.
You stay up late giving up time with your family.
You read, edit and write better drafts.
You pay a lot of money. Your money you would have used on a vacation or day out with the family.
You pay for the ownership of this creation… like copyrights, LLC, editing, and book covers.
You trust most people and believe that they will do the right thing.
That’s when life was good and you hoped for many good things to come.
Then you wake up one morning and see that your heart, your hard work, your investment of time and money has been pirated. Even worse, the edition that you had before the edit, is the one that has been pirated.
To put the frosting on the cake, so to speak, those people who took it, review the unedited version.
I have heard stories like this – a very famous Author, wrote a book in the continuation of a series that was very well received even the movie version. However, her unedited version got pirated and she stopped writing the series… She said that the piracy took her heart out of the series. She said that she will never write another book in the series.
So, I have been hit many times. This last time, I felt psychologically raped of my ideas and creation.
I am not afraid that my life as a writer is going to be harder. It’s just that I am jaded now.
I don’t trust ANYONE!
I’m asking the universal powers out there… why and how do you cope?
“Lots of love” is my sign-off line – I still wish that for all of you…
Because in my soul I believe and trust a higher power… KARMA.
So, all I have to say is – cyber pirates may try – but I know that they will NEVER steal my Sunshine!
Lots of love, Emily
April 20, 2015 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Author Emily Guido, Cyber Pirates, E-book Piracy, Emily Guido, Karma, PDMI Publishing, Piracy, Stealing, The Light-Bearer Series | 37 Comments
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Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?
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In this contemporary romance, the heroine Stacy discovers she’s a focal point in the constant battle between good and evil. She doesn’t have to go it alone, however, because she’s been sent a guardian–who just happens to be a luscious hunk with a wicked blade. The author’s love for Celtic history and mythology shines in this story, and I thought she incorporated clever updates to ancient themes. In much of the book, Stacy is still trying to get her mind around why and how these strange things are happening, and her relationship with the guardian Aaron is laced with chemistry and passion. I read Passion’s Sacred Dance over several nights, and always looked forward to picking up my Kindle.
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Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world-slightly askew. She is an author of paranormal fantasy, and has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She recently released her debut paranormal romance novel,Passion’s Sacred Dance.
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