I suppose everything is a risk really. Getting up in the morning you could trip over the cat, or you might tip over that late-at-night glass of water and, in a freak accident that would likely do very well during that last 1 minute 'and in other news' bit of the local cast, tragically electrocute yourself. Heck, even NOT getting up in the morning is a risk as very likely that would be the day you were destined to spy the Grand High PoohBah of Somethingerother about to be wolloped by a moving van and leap to her rescue (after which, natch, she would load you down with honors and Very Large Carat Diamonds of Enormously Fantastic Quality. Really, it happens. I'm sure of it as this is my retirement plan).
However, there is one thing that I personally feel takes more impressive rocks than just about anything else, and that's believing in your own damn creative production. I have a number of friends of various creative persuasion and am always gobsmacked and generally dumb struck with awe that they not only MAKE these gorgeous things but put them out there for other people to see/touch/read - or, to put it bluntly, JUDGE.
Which is why I am going to suggest that, if you have a spare moment and maybe a copper or two, you take a look at a book not only self-written (which is pretty amazing in itself) by Someone I Read Regularly (that's internetly the same thing as BFF as I'm sure you know) BUT self-published, because she believes in it and, as mentioned, has massive great stones of tremendous impressiveness.
Now, unfortunately my copy has not yet arrived so I cannot tell you anything about my opinion or the turgid emotions I felt whilst reading or anything else. What I can say, and do, is:
1. It has a really, really fantastic cover. Srsly, I LOVE this illustration and totally feel the purchase price will be worth it just for the picture onna front (Sorry Clare, but it's true! I LOVE the cover!)
2. It says sex. Right there in the title. That's got to be good, and I hope will mean there are quite reasonable and easy tips inside. Preferably in list form - or one of those call-out boxes that are intriguingly titled with random numbers: 7 Ways To Pump Up Your Libido! The 13 Most Under Appreciated Erogenous Zones and How To Clean Them! 4.35 Tips For Getting He/She/It To Commit To Whatever Bizarre Thing You Have In Mind (Sicko). Trouble is it also says psychic and I'm not entirely sure I HAVE a psyche. Still. SEX!!
3. It has very favorable comments by People Who Should Know - criticky types who probably have degrees and things.
4. I personally find the author very funny, and honest, and, as I might have mentioned, totally equipped with very large accessories of a courageous type.