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 | 35 Comments
Let’s start with the LOVE…
I love my husband. Yes, I know that’s cliché. And also, I really think my hubby is cute in a “Guido-Geeky” way.
My husband is not perfect. I based a lot of Tabbruis, my hero in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES, after my husband. In my books, Tabbruis is not comfortable in social situations, and neither is my 150+ I.Q. MENSA husband.
However, Tabbruis loves Charmeine and his family so much, he would do anything to make them happy and protected. To be even more of a believable hero, at times Tabbruis lacks the art of finesse with his wife. He makes mistakes. What one of us can say that we don’t? We all go ‘off the reservation’ once in while.
Dealing with PREJUDICE…
Ever since I was a toddler, I was taught no one is better than me, and I am no better than anyone else.
I have dealt with prejudice on many levels… feeling it, seeing it, and fighting against it.
I had hopes that once I got my MBA, which I worked very hard for, I would get a better job… NOT! I found out the GLASS CEILING above my head has be to broken before I can even get a chance to put my MBA to use. It appears some corporate mentalities don’t want to give educated women a chance. That’s not guff, it’s the ‘Unspoken Prejudice’ of the corporate world. I am struggling to have one corporate executive see my potential and prove myself worthy in the Fortune 500 world.
A lot of REGRETS…
I have so many regrets that the light from the ‘Planet Regrets’ can’t reach me.
Who of us don’t?
However, here’s where my hope and love will pull me through. If I pay Student Loans until I am 100 years old, and they give me a bill while I am going to the mortuary, I can’t regret my MBA Education. I am the first in my family to have a Graduate Degree, and that means something. I guess I will be buried with my degree in my casket tucked under my satin pillow.
Now onto dreaded BIRTHDAYS…
Argh! Birthdays suck. It’s mine March 2nd, and I am not at all happy about it…
I don’t feel my age
I don’t relate to my age
I can’t even tell you how I hate being labeled with the damaging prejudice of AGEISM. Especially now that I am trying to break the corporate GLASS CEILING mentality. Birthdays are the minefield of the struggling people of the corporate world.
THANKS and generosity of love…
I am so very thankful for my family, the Esparzas and Guidos. My mother and family taught me wonderful lessons in hospitality, hard work, and ethics, and I am ever thankful.
I am thankful to my PDMI Publishing family including TC and Nessa and all talented people there for taking such a chance on me and THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES.
I poured my heart out in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES… the Tabbruis and Charmeine Hunter family made of Vampires and Angels fighting evil is now a part of my family. I am jubilant that I get to share my heart with the world – literally. I have fans all over the globe now because PDMI took a chance on me.
Last but never forgotten, I am thankful of YOU – My WordPress Blogging Family…
I love you Jueseppi, Mendy, Kristina, Carly, Wendy, Jolene, David, Paula, Marilyn, Al, Val, Ch’Kara, Mari, Kim, Ella, Seamus, Juliette, Anthony, Laura, Sherry, Kimberly, Rebecca, Jennifer, Daven – AND all of you generous individuals I regularly am addicted to reading your blogs every day.
Lots of love,
February 28, 2015 | Categories: GIVEAWAY, Paranormal Romance, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Emily Guido, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Pay it Forward Friday, PDMI Publishing, Romance, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Young-adult fiction | 13 Comments