I really do covet. I meet people with personality traits I wish I had, and I covet them. And then I try to implement those qualities in my life. I went to a party over the weekend and met a new friend with an attribute that is so enviable: she was encouraging. I told her how I've written four novels but have not yet made a serious attempt at publication. She was so enthusiastic for me to put myself out there, asked me for my website address, asked me what kind of books I write, even assured me I had the personality to succeed--such ego fluff! I'd just met her 15 minutes before and she believed in me! I want to be a friend like that. All of us seem to be trying to accomplish a difficult task. We could all encourage each other a little bit more. Be that friend -- the one who has a positive word, who believes in dreams against all odds. And guess what I'm doing today--I'm writing query letters! Believe in the impossible dream!