Beginnings--a round robin topic
I'm participating in my second round-robin blogfest. The first one earlier this summer I posted to my website. This one I decided to post here.
I think beginning anything is a two-edged sword. You might succeed; you might not. To begin is to accept the possibility of failure.
Perhaps thirty years ago, my neighbor taught me to make hot dill pickles. I had some instant success, boldly entering them in the Texas State Fair and taking home a first place ribbon. For some reason, I got out of the habit of making pickles for many years and then summer 2012, I was offered pickling cucumbers. And I once again took a first place ribbon at the Texas State Fair.
Success having gone to my head, I put up pickles again this year. And I have a 4th place ribbon to show for it. Both my husband and I agree that they're not as tasty as last year's. The ribbon might not even be deserved!
To begin is to accept that you might fail. I'll not stop putting up pickles. I'll not stop writing, even though I'm taking on a new approach for my work by self-publishing. I might fail, but it's going to be a very interesting beginning.
To see what author Fiona McGier has to say about Beginnings, go here.
Other participants are listed below. Hop on anywhere and begin the ride!
Rhobin Lee Courtright