And interesting Seth Godin post about comparisons got me to thinking about how I compare myself to other writers and how when I do so, I always ended up depressed--but I like setting my own standards. I even like setting my own goal dates and goal word counts, though I never make them. But even when I don't make them, it is still less depressing than looking at what others are doing and seeing myself as falling short.
So, I think Godin's post is relevant to writers. You shouldn't compare yourself to others, trying to be better than someone else, but rather you should just better yourself, period.
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