“Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” Frederick Smith
Just finish it already. Really. It’s fine. It’s a first draft. It doesn’t matter how badly it sucks. Nobody else ever has to see it. Just finish it already. Finish it and set it aside.
Let it simmer while you move on to something else. You can come back to it later, and then you can start the process of re-writing it, editing, shaping, fleshing out and improving.
It does not need to be perfect. It just needs to be finished.
Stop feeding the monster in the closet and listening to the whispers in the dark.
Let go of the fear.
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson
“Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” William Shedd
“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” Mary Manin Morrissey
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie
So just finish it already.