Well, here we go again! Back to the beginning courtesy of the idiots who think it’s fun to trash other people’s hard work. Nothing quite like being hacked to change one’s perspective. The temptation is, of course, to moan and mutter and gnash my teeth, and I confess to a somewhat colorful stream of creative appellations for the cyber-jackers in unguarded moments.
The fact is, though, it’s pointless staying mad, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s pandering to their sense of power. If the truth be told, now that I’ve got over the initial disbelief, I feel very sorry for them. Clearly they don’t have a life if they have to get their jollies by violating others, just because they can. It’s really quite sad.
The other reality is that they must be really desperate if they have to pick on the ‘little people’ like me. Any hacker worth anything would surely want to go after the ‘big ‘uns’ like corporates or government agencies. That’s the worst part, I guess, of having to go back to the beginning. I’ve clearly been the victim of some wanna-be who is desperate enough to play in a very teeny pond because they clearly can’t make it in the big time.
Back to the beginning is a good excuse to improve.
The upside of all of this is that I get a do-over. And it’s just when my three books are due for re-release. So yes, while it’s a pain to be back to the beginning, it’s also a good opportunity to change a few things and make some improvements. Take that, hackers. Your jollies have simply become my excuse for an upgrade, a positive do-over.
To my supporters, I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, please be patient with me while I sift through the cyber-wreckage.