"Hello, my name is Amy"
"I have an addiction."
*sigh* "I'm addicted to free books on Amazon."
various gasps, groans, and I think that woman over there might have fainted
Yes, it's true. I can't help myself, I just have to download free books from Amazon. Lots and lots of free books.
Here is what led me to this burgeoning obsession.
A. I'm a writer, which also means I'm a reader.
Writers must read lots and lots to keep up with their markets, and to hone their craft, get inspiration and support their fellow authors. Books are our lifeline into the harried and ever changing world of publishing.
B.Oh, who am I kidding, I just love to read.
C. I'm a starving artist.
After living abroad for five years (Vietnam and Poland) the good ole US of A called me back. To a horrible economy and high unemployment.
While I work diligently in an industry that after years of frustration and rejection will lead me to teeny tiny advances and the promise of incomprehensible royalty reports, frugality is the key.