Writing is hard. Trying to write scared–is impossible.
Now, if most writers are honest, we all write scared! All of us! There is a risky element to this thing! You are taking something which only was relevant to you, existed only for you, and putting in the world. That is scary! But, the fear is much more complicated.
Much more complicated!
This why owning what scares you when you write, or before you write is imperative! With being able to identify these things, you can build needed confidence!
Confidence cancels out fear!
For me, my fears are rooted in certain topics, and my writing plans. I have a planner dedicated to writing, scheduling and all that good stuff! But, when I don’t adhere to that? My fear is that I will fall behind and can’t catch up. When I write about tough topics, or think that I am going to cross genres, my fear is that I believe I can’t do it. With that knowledge, I can put necessary supports in place!
Fear is normal: a writer not writing is not normal.