The other day my blogger-friend Gabrielle Carolina pointed me to a review of Enclave that she thought would tickle my fancy. She was right. That review was by Steph Su (you can read it here) and it was EXACTLY what I had thought about the book, and EXACTLY what I wish I could be articulate enough to say.
Instantly I went into a serious bout of blogger-envy/depression.
Why can't I write reviews that good? How come I always feel like my reviews are confusing? How come I can't wear pencil skirts? How come people don't want to share my reviews with their friends?
You know, the usual stuff.
I HATE doing that! Even typing all of that down made me want to punch a hole through my computer! I'm glad that I get self-deprecating during envy-bouts rather than cruel. I don't go around saying "She thinks she's so great. Well... she's a poo-face!" or anything like that. Which is good. I don't want people to hate me. But hating myself isn't any better!
So how do YOU fight envy? It doesn't necessarily have to be blogger-envy. It can be car-envy. Brain-envy. Pencil-skirt-wearing-ability-envy. Anything! I need tips!
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P.S. Not fishing for compliments here, fishing for advice!
P.P.S. But I don't mean to say you can't compliment...
P.P.P.S. Still not fishing!