AHHHH!! SORRY FOR THE TYPO!!! I FIXED IT!
Before we get into today’s topic, I want to say thank you to everyone who did the writing prompt! I loved reading everyone’s writing :3
Oh! And here is a few updates from me:
– I entered my first short story contest on Writing.com. So far, my story has gotten all four and five-star ratings. I’m so happy about it!
– Clash of Tides should be done soon. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to do some rewrites and then send it to my betas.
– I’ll be working on 9/Nine Realms and my short stories next.
Ok! Now for today’s topic. I’m sure some, if not more, of us struggle with this. How do we handle it when a fellow writer is doing better than us? Well, I’ll let the following describe the various emotions:
- The shock, you know, the part of you who is like how did they sell more books (or get more readers) than me?
2. The keeping your real feelings on the inside because you are trying to be nice. Inside you are like,
3. The, “That’s cool, yeah, I-I-I’m ok.”
4. And the one where you just cry your eyes out (yeahhh, I’ve done that. I thought Clash of Tides would have done better online).
5.Overall, though, this is how we should handle a fellow writer’s success:
If a fellow writer or writer friend is advancing further than you, don’t hate on them or get too depressed. I know it’s hard to do sometimes, and I also struggle with this. I have a writer friend who is way more successful online than I am, but I also recognize our target audiences are very different. So, what works for her will not work for me, and it happens. All I can do is improve my craft, keep writing, and not give up. Writing isn’t easy, but remember, we need to support each other^^
I never want to feel like I’m in competition with other writers again. Before, it was a horrible experience, but hopefully, with my blog, I can promote change =)