updated 02/01/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/01/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
Is Emily Maynard getting cold feet?
Production for her season of The Bachelorette begins next month but Maynard, 25, isn’t quite ready.
“It really hasn’t hit me, what I’ve signed on to do,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m scared to death.”