Yes, even for writers, there can be performance anxiety about a firsdt foray into something. "It's got to be perfect, profound, witty, wholly original and engaging and yet an easy read."
Or, it can be just some random things to get the creative juices flowing:
1. My patent of the day: "Capri Sun Salute" - a new yoga pose sponsored by the sugar-laden tasty beverage. You can have mats with the logo, and everyone gets a nice juice box at the end of thier workout.
2. Imagine bumping into an important policitian when walking to work. An interesting scenario went through my head: Imagine if I bumped in him and gave him a rude diatribe about something or other. Totally inappropriate and all that. Then - let's say he had to go to an important meeting about international policy or some such thing. And let's say my asshole tendencies had sort of put him off on the wrong foot and he wasn't at the top of his game at an important meeting. And the COUNTRY suffers as the result of my stupid little game. Yikes. The thought that a small encounter with a VERY important person can affect whole nations is so frightening I think I'm going to hide under an afghan (the blanket, not the person).