Yes, we were hit by the ice storm that hit the Midwest which means we’ve been without electricity off and on for the past two days…I don’t think there’s anything worse L I can’t get out to go anywhere, I can’t depend that the computer isn’t going to go out any minute…heck, I can’t even go to the bathroom without taking a candle just in case! I HATE winter.
I’ve also been informed by several very helpful readers who have pointed out a number of piracy sites where my books are being downloaded for free…sigh. I’m not sure if the people who do this don’t think an author should earn a living at her or his chosen career or if they are just the sort who don’t mind breaking the law, but what truly outrages me is the insult to other readers. Do they think that they are better than those people who spend their hard earned money on a book? Do they think they are somehow special to not only steal from the author but to hand around their stolen booty to their friends? To my mind it’s no different from shoplifting or lifting the wallet from my purse. All I know is that these sites threaten the very books they supposedly loved. Do they truly think that when an author can no longer make a living writing books they will continue to do so? They threaten all readers with losing their favorite authors.
I’d like to hear your opinion (even if it’s different from my own J) Perhaps some readers have a different take on the piracy sites!