These days I came across a piece from a fellow writer that astounded me. I'm afraid I can't tell whether its fiction or non fiction, prose or poetry, but suffice to say that I felt jealous of the quality therein.
I had never felt like this before. I thought I'd never feel this way. I thought myself above these "petty" feelings, and then BANG!
I hate when this happens. However, this is one of those opportunities I grab with both hands.
"Have you noticed that you often contradict yourself? This is getting annoying," you say.
Heh, indeed. Why would someone hold to a supposedly bad feeling?
Well, it's not to the feeling that I cling to, mind, it's to discovering a new aspect of myself.
Right, I know this is not a pleasant one, but although I dabble with fantasy and science fiction in my writing, when it comes to real life I'm very realistic. It doesn't mean that I know immediately how to deal with it, though. So I thought that by asking others how they coped with it I might not feel so bad about myself and move on to working and improving my own stuff. ;)
So, would you help me out on this? Have you ever felt jealous of someone else's work? If yes, how did you manage it?
Note: I meant to leave this post dry of pictures, but then I came across the painting "Jealous Zebras" and I couldn't resist putting here. Too darn fitting! heh