I just picked up 'The Courage to Write" by Ralph Keyes. There was a line in it somewhere in the beginning which said something along the lines of
If you’re not scared, you’re not writing/doing it right.
Now I'm worried that I'm not scared enough..
Though strictly speaking, I haven't really started writing the story part yet. I'm still detailing out the society, the magic system, the monarchy and what not... And I have
felt the despair of trying to put down a single line of 'writing'. But I'm not scared yet
Will that come with time? When the 'research' keeps piling up and no story gets written? Or when the words do come and they are not good enough?
Did not intend to make this a cry for hand holding
, but I wondered what sort of fears while writing (attempting to write) have you folks faced. What were your most memorable panic/scared moments? Is it strictly necessary to be scared before you think of beginning?