Re: If you're not scared, you're not doing it right?
Well, I'm obviously not doing it right, because I've never been scared of the writing. Frustrated and annoyed and ready to tear my hair out and/or shoot random strangers, but never frightened. I had a bit of a "Can I do this?" moment when starting my SF sequel and then again at the beginning of my fantasy, but no fear as such.
Fear of failure? Fear of finishing it and it will be unreadable? Fear of rejection? Perhaps, but that's nothing to do with the writing as such and certainly has no bearing on how I'm writing, so I don't know how such fears could impel me to do it right if I am doing it wrong.