The best thing that you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. Don't just take the safe and easy choices because you're afraid of what might happen. Don't have any regrets and know that everything happens for a reason.
I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.