What’s your idea of taking a risk? Bungee jumping or helicopter skiing off the highest peak? Scuba-diving in shark infested waters the way my husband does? I’ve got to wonder why people attempt such daredevil activities. Seeking a thrill and an adrenaline high? Pushing the boundaries and proving they’re invincible? If you do, or someone you know does you can find out what activities or injuries if any would be compensation worthy though a personal injury lawyer, you can find out more here.
An author writes her or his novel and then faces the arduous process of risking rejection from agents and publishing houses. Once published, 5-Star reviews on Amazon and other online vendors are like savoring chocolate-covered caramel, but negative reviews can be tough to swallow. I try to shake the dust off and move on. Good reviews are a lovely gift to any author and make it more likely she or he will be able to sell more books in the future. Writing is well worth the risk for me.
Watching the saga of Hurricane Harvey unravel on TV, I’ve seen people risk their lives to save strangers and their pets. I guess we all take risks, although some seem more heroic or reckless than others. Are you a risk-taker? For me, vocal auditions were the scariest risks, and then later getting up on stage and singing, realizing some people in the audience might think my voice stinks. Or I might forget the words. Never happened, fortunately.
What is your comfort level when it comes to risks? I met a young woman yesterday who had fallen off her son’s dirt bike and injured her shoulder and hand badly. Dirt bikes are definitely out of my comfort zone, but I know that a lot of people love them and enjoy the thrill of riding one. If you are one of these people, you may want to take a look at how you can personalize your dirt bike so that it has even more sentimental and personal value to you. Otherwise, what is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken? Was it on a physical or personal level? Have you regretted your timidity and wish you’d plunged in and given the endeavor a chance?
Please leave a comment to enter to win this lovely and useful Amish-made Quillow from Lancaster County, PA, plus a signed book. Your choice of newly released A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of my novels from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy: Leaving Lancaster, it’s sequel Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish. Winner has three days to respond. US and Canada.
Sounds like a fun giveaway. I haven’t read that series. Would be nice to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.
I’d love you to read my books, Shirley. It would be fun if you won one in this giveaway. Good luck!
I would love to win your books!
Thanks for entering the giveaway, Karen!
I am not much of a risk taker by choice. But in our walks of life dont we all have to be to a degree? If we didn’t we would never find happiness.
I agree with you, Betty. Whether we see ourselves as risk-takers or not, we all do take them to some degree. Otherwise, we’d never leave the house. Thanks for entering the giveaway!
Just starting to read your books. Bought the Lancaster Trilogy and starting it today! For me risk taking has changed over various stages in my life. I’d be interested to read about your characters and their risk taking. Thank you for taking time to share your writing and photography gifts with us.
I love this series and would love this one too, I know that for sure. I am not much of a risk taker. But my grandkids sure are. And their mom allows it so I have to close my eyes a lot!
a cool give a way. I love that quillo. and the book too of course. it is on my to read list