Not the first to write the words of my post heading, and not the last. Is fear generic? Is the fear of writing the same as the fear of dying? Are they related? I don’t have an answer, or a solution.
For me fear of any kind begins with love. Once I begin to love I begin to fear. Later, I wonder if this is love. Is love still love when I begin to possess it?
If I fear to write, I see it as a lack of confidence. I can’t finish such and such article or story. It is then I need community to tell me I have been headed in the right direction and to keep going.
Of course then I start to love that community and fear the day when they are gone.