Monday, September 1, 2014

Have you ever scared yourself silly?

Jenna Mindel here wishing you all a safe and happy Labor Day!

I love the water.  I love being near it, in it and on it.  My husband and I along with 2 other couples have just returned from a houseboating vacation on the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.
Another one of my bucket list checkoffs and it was a blast!  But the first day was scary getting to our moor up site as the conditions were rough with high winds and good sized swells on the lake.

Maybe because I'm a writer, I can visualize the worst happening and pretty much freak myself out.   Although the houseboat was as stable as they come, my husband's 14 foot fishing boat (not pictured) was not -
at least it didn't feel like it was and I could easily imagine the thing flipping. It didn't.  In fact, we did just fine cutting through those swells.

Which brings me to my September release titled, The Deputy's New Family.  I wrote a sailing scene in this book that scared the living daylights out of me.  I had the help of a critique partner with sailing experience and YouTube.  Oh my gosh, check out sailing rough seas on Lake Michigan if you get a chance and you'll see what I mean. Scary stuff.  Add my overactive imagination, and boy oh boy, was I scared.

So am I alone? or do any of you scare yourself silly too?

The Deputy's New Family has hit the shelves.
Romantic Times magazine has given me four stars on this one.

"Mindel's characters demonstrate how we should not let life's risks and fears hold us back..."

Feel free to email me and let me know if you were scared too as you read the sailing scene at 


Jennifer said...

Yeah I'm with you! I had to get an ingrown toe nail taken care of last Tuesday and I had myself all paranoid about it and it ended up not being that bad. The drs office was supper nice and were prepared for people like myself. Gratefull it's done!

Jackie Smith said...

I guess the scariest times have been with tests, surgeries, etc. in family! But we got through all of them!!

Patsy said...

I have been scared while driving. Only because other drivers are not paying attention to to the traffic. The Lord has surely protected me many a time!

Jenna Mindel said...

Hi Patsy,
I too have had close calls while driving. I think I might have 2 guardian angels and sorry to say, I keep them busy. I'm somewhat of a clutz, but I'm blessed with a Subaru and that car comes in mighty handy up here in No. Michigan when the snow flies.

Thank you for stopping by!

Jenna Mindel said...

Jennifer and Jackie,
Hey Ladies, Thank you for your posts! You guys are awesome.

Jennifer, glad everything went well with your toe.

To date, I've never had any surgeries and fortunately only 3 stitches. Wahooo! Hope it stays this way. :)
Thanks for popping in.

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm not a fan of water. I can imagine all manner of things going wrong. Gotta love a writer's imagination. :-)