The scary part will ever be not even the part where you decide to begin, as Stephen King advises. It will be where you decide you have an idea you want to explore. When you decide you want to take a daydream, a random thought, and stretch it to a reading reality.
I want you to know picking an idea is scarier than actually writing about it.
I want you to think about your current work in progress. I want you to think about what would happen if you took the limits off your own talent. I want you to think about what your work would become if you allowed yourself to write like no one was looking.
It’s never going to be an optimum time to start writing. Time won’t ever (or consistently) be perfect. The specter of doubt will always hover around you, threatening to attempt to choke the life out of you.
However, there is a way to combat this!
You push forward.
Doubt and creativity are diametrically opposed: they are powerful forces. They both require energy and power. Creativity requires faith. Doubt requires fear.