God has really been teaching me about this one. I try hard not to. That's part of writing that I enjoy most, having my unique voice come out. I find myself comparing points of the journey more than writing.But I'm learning to surrender this again and again.~ Wendy
I can't afford to go there, Julie. God made us unique, and we need to work with what we have and be true to who WE are.Blessings to you! :-)
I'm with Wendy: I sometimes compare where I am on my path to publication with where other blogger/writers are. But it actually motivates me in my writing to read about others getting published because it reminds me of my goal.But I don't really compare my writing to that of others, although I do check out books to see how they are written (POV, etc.)Hope you're not feeling discouraged! :)
I sometimes compare the road, but not the writing, although sometimes I read a really great book and think, "Wow,I wish I could describe like that!" Mostly I try to simply be me and let God do His thing! Have a great weekend!
Yes and sometimes. Yes I'm a compare-bot. Only when I let the comparisons turn into jealousy does it suck out the joy.
I try really hard not to, but alas and wo is me, yes. Yes, sometimes I do.
I compare myself - more to challenge myself to be willing to take critiques so I can bring my writing to the level I want it to be at and feel competitive in the market.However, I try not to compare myself in a way that says, "sheesh - my writing stinks". Although when I read Colleen Coble, it's hard not to think that! :)
Usually when I compare, I feel like the better writing gives me something to work toward:)