I was contemplating delving into fiction and I must confess that this thought has been around for a long time now. What stops me from writing is that some part of fiction usually is inspired by the author’s personal life. Sometimes I think that an anonymous blog would have helped, but I wonder if that is what I really want to do.
A writer, I feel can never write without thinking what his/her readers might think of the work. It is very difficult to detach oneself from the consequences of having to answer questions or for that matter the mere thought of facing someone you love/value, questioning you upon what was written. I did try being honest in my opinions about a particular relation on my blog and I found that my equations with that person have changed. We did talk about the piece after it was posted, but there was an inherent sense of change in the basic fabric of our relationship.
It is this fear that stops me from trying full blown fiction. But is this something experienced by all writers of fiction or is it simply a trapping in which I find myself bound to?
Opinions and answers are invited.