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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 18ALLEVIATE ENVY

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”

—HAROLD COFFIN

In the life of your writing practice there will come a time when someone you know strikes gold in an area where you are working hard or where you aim to be. You’ll happen upon a crowing Facebook status announcing a book deal or the halcyon announcement of agency representation or a self-published book hitting the bestseller list and the gremlins of envy may come and sit heavily upon your chest. And likewise, it may happen that you become successful in a way that some peer or colleague has a difficult time handling. Whatever the shade of envy, you will know its greenish tinge, and it will not be particularly pleasant whether ...

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