I just had yet another one of those heart-stopping moments where I saw a book title, then read the review of the book and thought:
OMG! I WROTE THAT BOOK!
I’m pretty disgusted with my reaction. I’m sure my idea isn’t so original that no one else could’ve had that same one. Yes, I had my idea before that book was published—but what if that author thought of it first? Or maybe she didn’t think of it first, but she executed it better?
I’m chalking this up as another exercise in, “I’m only responsible for my effort, not my success.” If I was meant to sell that manuscript (I did shop it around a bit), then I would have sold it.
The end. Now it’s time to suck it up.