“You don’t need confidence. Just write.” Paula Fox (Born 1923)
I struggle with this everyday, but everyday I put pen to paper and see what appears. As I learned when writing a paper in college, you can edit crap on a page but you can’t edit a blank page.
So just write. It may be bad and horrible. It may have a gem buried underneath it all. But at least it’s a first draft, a crappy first draft but it is better than nothing at all.