It happened again.
Someone copied my work.
Twenty years ago.
That's right. Some of my favorite phrases in an unpublished manuscript of mine were plagiarized twenty years ago.
Ack, I'm kidding!
Here's what happened. I was reading an older romance when I stumbled across phrasing almost identical to the phrasing in my manuscript. It was weird.
Here I thought I came up with this deep and lovely prose, and another author already used it. One of my so-called original phrases include the term "her eyes silver pools of sorrow". BEEP. That's been used. Grrrrr.....
Has this happened to you or am I just crazy (and unoriginal, lol)?