How do you deal with feelings of writer jealousy?

Love Relished With Ink

We’ve all been there.

Your classmate’s storyis praised in workshop, while yours is torn apart.

“Poorly written” romancesdominate best-seller lists, while your science fiction novel languishes in Amazon’s 2,000,000 ranking spot.

The authoryou follow on Instagram posts their third cover revealthis year, while you struggle to finish your manuscript.

There’s a thousand ways that we writers experience jealousy of other authors. We constantly compare ourselves to our peers in writing groups, our Internet friends, or the hallowed greats like Stephen King. We long for the secret to their success. How dothey write a first draft so quickly? How do they have so many Pinterestfollowers? Where do they find time to publishandwrite a daily blog?

We take other writers’successes as inherent failures in ourselves as creatives.

Let me get personal for a minute. Throughout graduation and post graduation , I longed to be a writer, but I…

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16 thoughts on “How do you deal with feelings of writer jealousy?

    1. There’s nothing more motivating and destructive at the same time, than jealousy!
      I liked this post, that’s why I posted it!
      And yes, I announce it too! I am jealous of sooo many great writers!!! I want to make that day happen when I will become their rival, not just a follower! 😂😂😂 (a healthy competition, you see) but above them all, we all have a different story and that’s what makes it more pleasurable! 😊

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