As a writer, I automatically own the rights of my original creative work (WARNING: I am NOT a lawyer
or legal expert in any way. I’m just relating my personal experience and beliefs here). As a soon-to-be-published author, I want to protect my rights in the future, and thus this week, I applied for my first copyright.
It costs money to file the paperwork, but I consider it money well spent. In fact, writing out the checks
made me feel like a real AUTHOR for the first time (I even got to check the ‘AUTHOR’ box on the application).
The only tough part was finding a black pen to fill out the form. Thank goodness for minions.