Ok, steal might be hyperbole, but my second WIP is eerily similar to an upcoming spring release. Do I think this author stole into my thoughts and notes and took it? No. Do I feel robbed? Yes. I was very excited about this WIP and I'm sad to let it go. But believe me I must.
So I've chosen to make lemonade with this one. A bestselling author is publishing a book with a near identical plot to one of my WIPs, which means I think like a bestselling author (right?).