Hi, I read novels consistently and have taken steps to start writing a my own book. I've read a few books on how to write, and a few books on grammar, yet when I sit down to make an outline hardly anything comes to me. When I try to write creatively, I feel like I need to read a lot more books before I'm "ready" to write, however, I think this might be my way of procrastinating. Do other people feel intimidated about writing, as if nothing they write will come close to the quality of the books they regularly read? I know we all have to start somewhere but it just doesn't flow from me the way I imagine it should. How should being a writer feel? Do I need to have a strong passion to write every day? Should it be like physical exercise, like something I should do whether or not I feel like it? I'm interested in it but not super passionate. How do I know whether or not I should keep trying to write or if I should just stick to reading books?