The scariest moment is always JUST before you start.
Whenever I have an idea for a story or a novel, I tend to jot notes about scenes and characters and plot. These notes are usually in a notebook or on a piece of scrap paper or the occasional napkin. It’s not until I’m ready to start the actual writing that the nerves start flickering like a match’s tiny flame. Will I be able to do the story justice? Will the characters live and breathe on the page the way they do in my mind? Will people love the story as much as I do?
In that moment, as my fingers hover above the keyboard, the hopefulness of possibility and the despair of doubt battle for the upper hand. And what do I do? I don’t wait to see which one wins. I. Just. Start.