That is how I feel about sharing my creative work with the world. Sharing my academic writing gives me similar fears, but it is much safer and less vulnerable, so the feeling is not as intense. However, I am so scared to show my creative writing to my classmates, much less read the short story I composed out loud for all to hear. I know that is a vital part of my Creative Writing class, but it is still very difficult for me. To try to soothe my fears, I had two of my close friends read over my work and I still couldn’t bring myself to stay in the same room as they read it. It is a tough phobia to get over, but I know I will have to face it this semester. Hopefully I conquer it.