Wow! I can't believe I've done 50 of these. And just to let you know, I'm going to do my very best to post the Word of the Week every Monday. I went to a writer's conference over the weekend (more gushing about that soon) and feel energized and ready to go. It's almost like making New Year's Resolutions. And one of my post-conference resolutions is to be more regular with my blog. So expect WOTW every Monday. :)
schadenfreude - [shahd-n-froi-duh] - noun
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
One of the best things about the Storymaker's Writing Conference this last weekend was the absence of schadenfreude or negative competition; everyone there honestly wants to succeed together.