Those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it.
Okay, this one you can totally nail me for. It doesn’t rule my life, but I am…at times ENVIOUS of people who are published or agented. I know, it is not the right feelings to have but sometimes when you are burning the midnight oil and
working typing your fingers to the bone, you begin to wonder when it will happen for you. I in no way want anyone deprived of what they have already worked hard to achieve, just saying I wish I was thereJ
It is a little premature for me since I haven’t even really bit the bullet yet. I still need to tighten my finished manuscript, the QUERY before anything good can come from it. I am mentally prepared for it…or so I say. Easier said than done.
I suppose you could say that I am not delusional and know that I should expect rejections to come and I will deal with that in my own way when the time comes, but mentally training to be ready for it is the last thing that I am worried about. I am just trying to get my MS to the best it can be before I subject anyone to it.
I recently read Nathalie Whipple’s blog and how she talks about her critique partners and how she has certain ones that specialize in areas just amazes me. I am so new at all of this…a greenhorn at best, but appreciate being able to read others ideas and helpful hints to try and square out my own plan.
Since I am already so far off main subject, let’s get back shall we? What are you envious of or have you suffered from ENVY of any kind?