The utmost terrifying concept is usually out of your control. It’s different when you can choose to face your fears.
Once you realize that you can’t control another person’s behavior, life becomes so much easier. This is especially true in writing. YOU control the story, not your characters. They do not know what’s coming to them the way you do.
Set another timer for ten minutes, and figure out what scares them in their core.
Whom (or what) are they terrified of losing?
Answer this for both the protagonist, and the antagonist.
Are they afraid of failure?
This ties back a teensy bit into yesterday’s lesson, because if they’re afraid to fail, how far are they willing to go to prevent that?