I haven't had a chance to post in awhile because I've been hard at work putting final polish on my WIP. Hoping to upload and go live on Amazon by end of November - scary business. I could play it safe and not take the risk but I believe my work will bring pleasure to readers, and as a reader for many, many years, I know the value of a good read.
And then there's the whole social media business. I found the learning curve to be a steep, sometimes frustrating one (and still do, haven't managed how to add Follow me buttons on my blog yet!) The extent of my communication skills: an expert of sending e-mails. But, I'm not giving up yet. I know how to retweet on Twitter now and proud of it!
But back to the book, going live is a bit of a crap shoot. Readers amy dis it, and I respect that as a reader, I too have my preferences. But, I'm going to take the plunge, one toe in the water when I post my book cover for comment next week.
Other risk I've taken: relocating to new town in new job, selling home, enrolling in University as a mature student, travelling alone to Europe. All of them scary at the time and even though some didn't go as I had hoped, I found taking on the challenge of change to be a true growth experience.
I'd love to hear your risk stories, for life experience is the greatest teacher!