Risk often means mistakes will be made. If you knew exactly what to do and simply had to follow the steps to certain success, there would be no risk. Maybe what you’re writing is too safe, given your skills and interests. To grow as a writer, try a plot or a literary device you’ve never used before, such as writing a story involving a murder if you’ve only written romances. Don’t worry about botching the story; you couldn’t develop as a writer if you didn’t try. Besides, what if you discover you have a real knack for writing mysteries?