I am sorry to say that this might be the last story that I post on Fanfiction.net.
I’m publishing Dreams and Expectations soon. Someone on FFN copied part of the story and incorporated it into their own. Now, if the person had CREDITED my work, I would have been okay with this – what better form of compliment is there than someone being inspired to write by my work – but they have not credited me and instead have tried to pass it off as their own idea. I asked this person to do so – privately so that if this was done by accident, the person was not humiliated (it is very obvious!) but this person decided to try to humiliate me instead by going public and still refusing to admit that she was inspired by my story.
I’m not worried about lasting problems – I will leave the first draft of DaE up to prove the date that I finished posting so that everyone knows who came up with the story first, but I have to say that I am quite discouraged.
Since this person is posting her story now and people are enjoying it and telling her to publish the story, I am a bit concerned that someone is going to accuse ME of plagiarizing her work once the book comes out!
I am thinking of taking down the bulk of the above draft version of All Hallow’s Eve soon after it is finished, and I’m also thinking of taking down A Promise to Remember (the first draft of Promises) – or leaving up only a couple of chapters of each with a note that Promises can be found on Amazon.
Honestly, I wanted to leave my stories up on the board, but I have to protect myself from people copying them without giving me credit.