They live in a state of management.
Because management lands planes. Fear doesn't.
I wonder if one of the requirements of air traffic controller is courage. Courage to bring the big planes in safely. Courage to talk down a pilot. Courage to make decisions that affect hundreds of lives.
I believe it's the same for writers. We picked a solitary career, just us and our computer or notebook. It takes courage to allow others to read and criticize our babies. Courage to cut and edit to help the story be even better then send it out to the world.
We can not let fear paralyze us. We must move forward.
Repeat with me.
Now go write your story. No fear.