Okay so I will get to the crux of it. I want to write. However that being said I have only a natural instinct as a native speaker and little technical experience in writing. Here are just some things that spring to mind: I don't with 100% accuracy know how to determine where to use a colon vs a semicolon, where should I put commas, should I hyphenate this word or that?, and being honest I don't really know what a participle is. Of course these are just difficulties that arise in language, but I don't really have a great desire to spend years learning all the intricacies of the English language. I just want to tell a compelling story.
Should I let this dissuade me from writing?
My initial instinct is to say: who cares?
I want to write so I will write. I will try my best using what sounds right and mess about with punctuation in order to make it flow nice in my head at least. Meanwhile my writing will improve and obviously I will keep reading lots to see how other authors do certain things.
If it makes any difference I am not in the game to get published and have little to no desire to share my work with anyone besides myself.
After all my work will be garbage most likely.