Monthly Archives: March 2016

Piracy and Being Broke

It’s a fact of life that eventually the book you worked super hard on to write is going to end up on some jackhole’s site just giving away the pdf for free.

To call it frustrating would be a gross understatement.

By now, every reader knows the deal: Pirating books take away royalties from authors, it sucks, etc. and so on.  But hey, I’m broke, unemployed, and trying to get disability.  I haven’t purchased a book since, wow it’s been a while.  And I LOVE M/M stories and am a fool for audiobooks.

For me, that means reading free stories, and in some cases, not reading at all.  Given that I can’t read while I have a work in progress, this has been quite doable.

For others who are low in the cash department, I understand the temptation.  Just, for crying out loud, if you must, don’t get the books from these shitty sites.  Some of them are spoofs, some just want your info, some pdf files may just be viruses in disguise, and they just suck.  Ask a fellow reader who purchased the book, if you absolutely must. Sure I’ll be missing a royalty, but again, I’m broke and I understand and I’d rather miss one royalty and maybe gain a reader that might buy one of my books when they have the cash than…a lot of them thanks to these shitty sites.

If you can actually afford to buy a book, and pirate it anyway…then I’m kinda hoping that pdf is a virus.

Ollie’s Jock is mine again!

Yup, I just got the rights to my super short short story Ollie’s Jock from Torquere Press back – and not the first fucking clue what to do with it.

What do other authors do when they get the rights to a story back?  I could see it, but it’s so short that I can only see 99 cents at a price.

I could give it away as a freebie, an example of what I can do.

It’ll need a new cover.

Uh, too much on my brain.  I need to get back to Patch’s world

Ugh…

Do you have any idea how gross I’ve been feeling for all of Feburary and part of March?

Very, very gross.

I’ve been a bunch of sick. A bunch. Breathing troubles, a sleep study, heart troubles, and a whole heap of depression to top that.  I’m just climbing out of that hole and boy does it feel good to get shit done.

Like edits.  And a shower.

So, I’m hopping back on the horse and trying to get back into the mindset of Patch so I can continue with his fucking story already after a month of not adding a single word.  It shouldn’t be hard; he’s a hot mess, I’m a hot mess.  Easy peasy.