Anyone can become a successful writer. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and stop whining about how that other writer keeps getting awards and recognition. Or so says J.A. Konrath.
Here are some things to keep in mind, which might help curtail the poisonous envy:
There will always be someone doing better than you.
Luck plays a big part, no matter how hard you work or how talented you are.
There is no such thing as karma, no one is keeping score, and no such thing as destiny or fairness.
The writers you wish you were all wish they were someone else.
The only writer you're competing with is yourself.
Anyone can make it.
The last one is the most important. Your goal should be to maximize your opportunities, minimize your weaknesses, and keep at it until you're the one that makes it.
There is no such thing as karma, no one is keeping score, and no such thing as destiny or fairness.ReplyDelete
Perhaps it applies to life as well. Sometimes you have to believe this, if not certain things will not make sense or you end up feeling guilty for the past for the rest of your life.
I'd have to agree. The thing to do is to just do your best and enjoy doing it.ReplyDelete
This couldn't have come at a better time. Projects stalled, energy levels flagging, rah-rah gungho-ness depleted.ReplyDelete
And then, a ray of hope.
Thanks for putting this up, Ted.