Ah, the ego. In my mindless wanderings 'round the net, I stumbled into this nifty little blog post (from Michael Brendan) about the "egoless writer".
For the sake of time (sweet, precious time) I won't repeat any here, but wow does it strike the proverbial coffin nail on the head. I've posted the five guidelines next to my work space as a reminder of what is really important.
Funny thing, I could easily apply the same guidelines to teaching (my "real" day job).
Trying to send out those good vibes...