1. Historical fiction.
Here I am, sitting my little fantasy cave writing whatever my imagination comes up with. None of the "facts" in my story are wrong because
my genius brain I made them up. I do aspire to write a historical fiction, or at least a historically based fantasy someday...but I'm scared of getting facts wrong.
I love funny things (as long as they're clean). Seriously, one of my favorite things to do is laugh. But...writing comedy seems like it takes an extremely clever person to write it. Here is another "someday". (I'm just curious though, does it take writers a long time to come up with funny stuff?)
3. Pitching my book.
I'm a shy introvert who stumbles over words when talking to strangers. Yeah...pitching my book terrifies me. Not to mention that I don't know how I'm going to initiate the pitch. Do I start by saying, "Do you mind if I pitch my book to you?" Or do I start when they ask, "What is your book about?" There are so many "what if" scenerios...
4. Reviewing a book I didn't like.
I know that this book came from the author's heart and was rewritten and revised over and over again. What if the author sees my review? What if I stop someone from buying his or her book?
Because editing is overwhelming and involves tearing my "baby" apart to put it back together again.
What are some of your fears when it comes to writing and publishing?