I suppose I should be grateful. I’ve been given an education, I work a day job that supports my writing and my family and friends believe in me.
This is what I try and remember when I’m seething with jealously. Jealous of what?
Authors who publish young
Téa Obreht is the author of The Tiger’s Wife which is an absolutely phenomenal book. She was twenty-six when it was published.
Authors who bend time
Vincent Lam, a full-fledged doctor and the father of several children, still found time to write Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Authors who are fiercely original
Hart’s Hope by Orson Scott Card. His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman. Read them and you’ll see why.
My eyes usually turn green when I’m stuck, when I find I have less and less time to write, or when my writing is just plain awful. There’s nothing left to do, really, except keep writing. Good or bad. Fast or slow. Hoping one day some writer will be as equally jealous of me.