I am surprised at how confronting it is to share a first draft with the world, even when you have planned all along to share that draft. It feels like I am cutting myself open and showing off my cringing, cowardly insides. I didn’t think I would feel this way as I consider myself fairly egoless for a writer. I was wrong. I have plenty of ego.
I am afraid people will see how terrible and talentless my first drafts can be.
And yet, I hope this is encouraging other writers to be brave and take risks. You can only learn through taking risks.