I have a growing list of story ideas. I have no problems whatsoever with ideas. But they’re just sitting around collecting dust because increasingly, I find myself afraid to even start a project.
I also have a growing list of unfinished projects.
Unfinished work is due to a fear of not being good enough.
Failure to start is due to a fear of being afraid to fail. Failure by not even beginning is better than failure by hordes of readers mocking your work, or worse–not even reading it, because it’s not worth their time.
These are the insecurities anxieties I deal with every day.
It’s not just writing, either, these insecurities affect the rest of my life. It’s just that writing is what we’re focused on here.
Anyone else feel this way?