Friday, September 17, 2010

The Green-Eyed Monster - Part II

Currently reading - No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Last June, I talked about feeling jealousy over other writers getting what you think you deserve, whether it be appointments, your ultimate agent, contracts, etc.

So what happens when you're on the other side of the equation? You're the recipient of the good fortune, and all of your friends start treating you differently?

It sucks.

The big one.

Here's the thing. When the really good things happen to you, you're going to find out real quick who your friends are. Sometimes it's ugly. Just effing ugly. Guess what? It really isn't you. It's them. And you can't do a damn thing to change their minds.

It doesn't mean you stoop to their level. Be yourself. Be polite. Be reasonable. Be proud of your accomplishments.

And if someone gets in your face, you politely, reasonably, and very firmly tell them they are out of line. Otherwise ignore the naysayers, and remember the people who do appreciate you for being exactly who you are.

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