Re: If you're not scared, you're not doing it right?
Ooh, possibly a mid life crisis here, too, but I definitely hit last year (the clue's in the 1971 bit.....), and decided it was time to actually try to capture the blinking story properly. I have attempted it a couple of times in the past.
Scared; not really, but I do sometimes look at the first page of a new document for a day or two and go eeek, how many words. But, I have one down, sort of, and the other one well under way, and it is the best thing I've ever done. Note to my 20 year old self, you will write it, one day.... You will....