I used to be afraid that I would never get the time to write enough poems to have another book. Now, I have the opposite problem. I have written a lot of poems, basically two different manuscripts, and instead on focusing on revision and submitting work to journals, I just let them fester in word documents. This is funny to me because in the past I was all about submissions, and the writing came second. I think I need to punish and/or reward myself as a way to get motivated about the BFS.
However, it's the end of week 3 of the semester, and I still haven't written the names in my grade book, so it's really no surprise that I haven't done the BFS yet.
I wish I was the kind of person who would send stuff out every week. Maybe that will be my new goal.
I'm also afraid that I'll end up being known as an editor, but not as a writer. Or that I'll let my upper administrative interests overtake me, and end up never teaching or writing. I guess my point is that I am worried about having the wrong kind of ambition.
Things I'm not worried about: grading this pile of quizzes, making BOR#2 as good as BOR#1 (it already rocks), whether or not getting five inches chopped off my hair was a good idea.
So what are your fears about writing? Maybe if we all fess up to them, we can kiss them goodbye and move on.