I've come to realize that writing takes a certain level of truth; truth in a situation or with a character, etc. We can't hold back, be timid toward or afraid of what might happen, for any number of reasons.
An example is that I've held back before, concerned about what future readers might think of me as a person if they read something I wrote a certain way as a writer. But that's not always true to the writing, is it?
We owe it to our readers to fill our work with honest moments; moments they can relate to, sink their teeth into.
I strive to meet the truth of the human condition, and explore in an honest way the emotions we go through.
What is honesty for you, in your writing?