Slight success

November 26, 2018

Firstly, thank you to everyone for your kind and supportive messages you have been sending me.  It's reassuring that there are such sweet people in the world - because heck knows I do wonder these days.  But the messages I've received have really bucked me up, so I really can't express how grateful I am.  And saying 'bucked up' reminds me of a quote from the Terry Pratchett book, Guards, Guards, which always makes me smile: “They felt, in fact, tremendously bucked-up... which was definitely several letters of the alphabet away from how they normally felt.”

 

I hadn't planned on sending out a new message quite so soon after the last, but I've had some success in that the stories that @cherrybirdie was plagiarising on Wattpad.com have all been removed, and the account that person was using deleted.

 

I'd like to say Wattpad.com removed them, but no, they haven't done anything - the person who has been stealing them deleted their account after I posted a message on the site stating the stories were stolen.  Though, if you do google the name @cherrybirdie you can actually still see some of the book covers the person had been using for my work - there are pictures of A Bite Before Dying and The Bear and the Unicorn on Google.  Seriously - they created their own book covers for my work!

 

I don't hold out much hope of Wattpad.com taking any action against this person, as all you have to do is give an e-mail when you sign up.  Though, I will be submitting a complaint, asking them to apologize and to explain how they are going to make sure this doesn't happen again.

 

Take care

Elizabeth

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