I try not to, but sometimes I can’t help myself, and I compare myself to other writers.
I read a beloved children’s author yesterday who wrote a picture book years ago that mirrors my manuscript.
I hadn’t read it before. It was a coincidence our themes matched.
While I flipped through his story, I scowled. What was all the hoopla?
Mine is better, I decided — then it hit me. I was jealous.