There are so many on your list that have been/are hurdles for me. But the one that surprised me was telling my husband that I’m writing. Until then, I considered myself a writer in my head, but just a person who wrote stuff to others. He was very encouraging.
Also #7 causes problems sometimes. It seems like the best story ideas hit me at the most inopportune time. I try to jot down a little bit and end up spending hours on a whole story. 🙂
Thanks for sharing these tidbits. It’s very helpful and supportive.