Do yourself a favor. Don’t read excellent books while you’re on submission. ::sigh::
Yes, we really are this insecure sometimes. But in all seriousness, we’re also inspired to do our best by reading the greats; it’s just not super great for our self-esteem when we’re trying to talk ourselves into believing we’ll get there one day.
Feeling a little unconfident about your writing abilities? Read a really crappy book.