At some point I suppose, you simply have to start –– to start writing, start posting and stop worrying.
I have hung from the side of cliffs, jumped from airplanes, even engaged in public speaking and still, still nothing causes me quite so much stress as the blank page. Over the years I’ve learned to overcome it by working with pen and paper before engaging with modern technology but the anxiety remains and it is only motion, movement, and progress that appear capable of calming it.
It is such a trap to think about arriving when you’ve yet to even begin. Best to close your eyes, put aside your fears and expectations, and get on with the writing.
After all, nobody’s watching.