On a lot of the lists that I’m on, the battle between authors and pirates remains fierce. I wish I could say that I was never like that, but I was, when I first started in publishing. I went around turning in every site that illegally carried my books. Every once in a while, I still get a wild hair and I’ll fire off an email. Afterwards, I chastise myself for getting worked up about nothing. Because it really is nothing. Pirates aren’t hurting my sales. Most of the people who’ve illegally downloaded my books wouldn’t have bought me in the first place. If anything, I need to be pirated more. That way people will be familiar with my name and may be more apt to buy my future work when it comes out. I was reminded of this when I watched this video: NEIL GAIMAN discusses getting pirated. The video is four minutes and change, and well worth a listen. I’ve read about his thoughts on pirating before, but I think this short interview sums up why we as writers shouldn’t sweat it.
Now I’m off to finish the last thirty pages of edits on THE ARRIVAL and do a kettle bell workout. And by doing a kettle bell workout, I mean I’m going to try to get halfway through Jillian Michael’s kettle bell workout without collapsing. *ggg Note to self: Buy a lighter kettle bell.