The fact of the matter is, you don’t know whether or not your fears will come true, or if you will succeed. It’s a dark reality, but it’s there. So, here is the question you have to ask yourself: Is my fear helping me progress toward my goal? Probably not, but there are ways of harnessing that fear or living with it to move on with your life as a writer. In my experience, there are two types of fear in writing. There’s fear that stops you from writing and there’s fear that pushes you to write.