It sounds funny now, as I write it.
This plagiarism thing is happening at such a frequent basis that every few days, I find myself writing notes more than the updates – One note about how this stupid thing happened, followed by another note saying – “Thank you for your love and support. It means a lot to me!”
It is seriously embarrassing.
First I wondered – why me? Always. Then, I went to the root of it and realised that actually, it doesn’t happen just with me. It happens with a LOT of writers. Some get to know of it. Some don’t. When someone points out a plagiarist, other writers check her out and are there for a shock that they have been stealing stories from them too.
I’m just the lucky one who gets to know it fast. Heartfelt thanks to all the vigilant readers who inform me in time.
I’m yet to understand why people do it, even after knowing that lies have no base. It has to wither away. How much can you copy?? Someday it will be caught. That day all readers, all appreciation will be lost, account deactivated/suspended, stories taken down and maybe, you will end up facing a lawsuit.
Only, originality and hard work stays!! An original writer will go on writing one hundred stories and more. A plagiarist will never be able to do that without getting caught. So my sincere advice to all those who still think that it is okay to copy things from here and there to make up a story that will be loved and appreciated, you are craving love for something that you don’t own. It will never be loyal to you. It will ditch you, expose you and leave you alone, humiliated and insulted, lonely and depressed.
Create something fruitful and bask in it’s glory for years because even when there is no one to read, you have one loyal reader and that is – YOU! Stay faithful to yourself, at least!
To all my readers – Once again, thank you for standing beside me and supporting me. I remember each and every person who extends a hand of support and trust me when I say that you can count on me for any help or support. God knows, how many more battles we have to fight. But I’m not scared. As long as I have the support of people who love me and my work.
Don’t worry about me. I’m doing fine. If anyone thinks that these blows will knock me down and make me stop writing, they have underestimated me. I’m stronger than that.
The harder the blow, the stronger the survivor – is my policy to sustain hardships!
And, I’m very much here!!
The following piece is for all those who are not on twitter and instagram – I posted it last week. I’m not very regular at social media, but I do check DMs once a day at twitter, insta and wattpad and post few lines when I write something new…
Take care. Lots of love.
Keep smiling… for you never know who counts on your smile to make his day!!
PS – I will hopefully update all of my stories today and will follow the schedule from next week.