Now, you may wonder how joy and jealousy are connected and what the pair has to do with writing?
Believe me! The secret to reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest joy from life is to live dangerously!
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
Writing brings you happiness, which in turn can bring you much joy. But with joy can come jealousy.
You reap the joy, but others can reap jealousy over your success. What about if you don't reap joy from your writing? Do you become jealous of other writer's success?
I know I'm guilty of being jealous, I think we all are. I've find out throughout my writing career and my life that you can't have joy with jealousy. It just doesn't work to your advantage. In other words "you can't have your cake and it it too!"
Do you want to go through a phase of joy or a period of jealousy?
You choose what path to take in your writing, in your life....