Re: If you're not scared, you're not doing it right?
Agree with Aber about the mid-life crisis!!!
I get scared when I write -- I get scared I'm not communicating what's in my head or that I've taken the wrong turn in a plot (right now, actually, I'm scared that I've introduced a romance theme too early in what's supposed to be a strange-not-overly-romantic YA fantasy).
I'm scared when I get to the end of the easy writes-itself bit and fall into the having-to-think-carefully bit that that's happening because I've made a mistake.
I love writing (really really love) but I do find it frightening sometimes because the stuff in my head is really intense and I want it to work outside my head too -- I'm scared I won't manage that, that I'll mess it up somehow and get something that's not-quite-there.
(having said that, I'm not scared most of the time)