Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What the heck happened?

question_marks3 Many people have asked me why it’s taking so long for me to write my next ebook. Well, the truth is that I’ve been focusing on going to school to learn a new skill to sustain my family and finding a job.

Some of you have asked, why? After all, I am a writer and DO receive royalties right? Yes. I do actually, and those royalties are what I have used to pay my mortgage, my electricity, my internet, groceries and other essential bills, but as of late my sales haven’t been grand.

Okay, there’s my author PC answer so if you’re happy with that, stop reading now. If you want to hear what I, the person has to say, keep reading…

Recently, I found out that I am, or shall I say, my ebooks are the victims of piracy and no, I’m not happy about this.

I am not going to give you the stealing is bad speech, chances are you already know that, otherwise, you wouldn’t be using anonymous names to steal my books.

For all the people who think it’s easier to create a fictitious email to open an account and register with a pirate site and then go and find my book, download it…oops, sorry, steal it than it is to go to Amazon and buy the damn thing for .99 cents, you suck!

Speaking my mind can’t hurt me any more than the 39,856 illegal copies of my downloaded books since December 2010.

Would the 39,856 illegal downloads made me rich? Far from it, but it would have paid my bills enough for me to continue focusing on writing the stories that you obviously love to read.

I am disillusioned, frustrated and confused. I never imagined that people would rather steal then to pay .99 cents for something they liked. That’s less than a fucking dollar!

So there you have it. I force myself to sit in front of the computer, in between classes and job hunting to write a few lines for the people who are honest and do purchase my books. The rest of you are disgraceful, pieces of shit pretending to be human beings and if you take offence to what I’ve said…here’s a thought…stop stealing my books!

For everyone else, thank you for your support, love and loyalty. It is for you that I continue to write. You are my motivation. :0)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Update…

For some people, it may seem that I have fallen off the face of the earth and for that I do apologize. Here’s an update on what’s been happening in my neck of the woods.

First, I found out last week that my Uncle Pedro died and although I am not close to my father’s side of the family, my Uncle’s death touched me deeply, especially since it was so close to my birthday. On September 10th I'll be yet another year older and it raised the ever present question of what if anything am I leaving behind for my partner and how will it help her, God forbid…

wallpaper-789561_thumbIn my soul searching I decided that for as much as I love writing, it was not going to provide a decent living for me or my family. I have NO intentions of giving it up, fret not, but I also need a career doing something I enjoy and something that would be lucrative so, I went back to school to become a Motorcycle Mechanic.

I love riding, I’m mechanically inclined and I foresee motorcycles becoming ever more popular as gas prices continue to increase so why not? Now, I’ll not only be a butch who rides, but one that fixes them and you never know, I might open my own shop someday too. LOL

The way I see it, taking these classes will give me something more to write about. Maybe I should write a book called Dykes on Bikes.

On another note, I really have lost all my iphone contacts, so please email, call or inbox me your number unless you've already done it. :0)