“Our envy of others devours us most of all.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn
You know the feeling: You’re scrolling through Instagram and see an announcement from a friend that she just got a book deal from a major publisher. You get a pit in your stomach and think, “Wait, why her and not me?” You’ve just been struck by writer envy.
Or maybe you’re talking to a colleague and learn that a mutual friend was invited to speak at a major industry conference. Your heart sinks. You think, “Don’t I have a lot to say, too? Haven’t my YouTube videos gotten 15,000 likes? Why am I not getting invitations to speak at conferences?” You’ve been bitten by the bug of writer envy.
We’ve all been there. When that feeling wells up inside us, making us green with jealousy. We want what other writers have. We see other people’s careers taking off while ours seems stuck in neutral no matter how hard we work. But there’s a way to break through the pain and frustration of writer envy, and today I’m going to give you some tools to do just that. [Read more…] about What To Do When Writer Envy Holds You Back