the free read neurotic response

I'm trying to be like PBW, but when I read really GOOD free reads, all I can think is

1. damn, damn, damn, I should be paying for this.
2. if something this good is free, then what chance do I have with the stuff I'm writing and I want people to pay for.
3. what's wrong with this that it's free.
4. there's nothing wrong with this and it shouldn't be free.
5. at least charge me a dollar or two. Let me assuage the guilt that you put so much work into something I'm getting for FREE.

....and all of this takes away from my pleasure at finding a great read that I didn't pay for. Right now I'm reading Exiles Burn and I was only a few pages in when I started doing my list from 1-5. I saw the poser cover and had great hopes the book would suck and I could avoid the guilt and fretting, but no. So far, it's excellent. Damn.

Comments

  1. I Love Elaine Corvidae - her books Rock! So thanks for the link to this one!!!

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  2. It's excellent space opera a la Firefly. I was up past 1 am reading it and now I'm up again to keep reading it. Damn you Corvidae!

    I still haven't opened your book, speaking of freebies. I was going to but it's on another computer and now that the boys are out of school, that computer is used all the time.

    But hey! It's a free read (see responses 1-5) and I'll go download it on this one.

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  3. 1. damn, damn, damn, I should be paying for this.
    2. if something this good is free, then what chance do I have with the stuff I'm writing and I want people to pay for.
    3. what's wrong with this that it's free.
    4. there's nothing wrong with this and it shouldn't be free.
    5. at least charge me a dollar or two. Let me assuage the guilt that you put so much work into something I'm getting for FREE.


    Yeah. That. What you said. In spades.

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