I figure writing is a lot like being on stage. We create this thing and put ourselves out there and hope people like it and if we’re really lucky, love it. We hope our work inspires and stays with others for a long time to come.
So it would seem that stage fright is normal, wouldn’t it? I ask myself: is my work good enough? Solid enough? Interesting enough? Do the characters come to life? Does the plot make sense? Does the story have enough tension? Is there adequate resolution? Can I call it finished and submit it?
Writing can be a scary business, can’t it. Maybe not the writing part, but the bit that comes after.
It’s a leap of faith. Almost like taking a long walk off a short pier.