Just do it!
I recently read, and heard, of aspiring writers wanting to have ‘everything right’ before they begin a project. Perhaps we could liken it to them having their ‘house in order’.
But why? I wonder if those aspirants might be part of the wider group of excuse makers. Do we really need to have 500-page study of the local community we want to write about? Or what about this: ‘I want the kids off my hands first.’ And another: ‘I want to learn about my audience before I write.’ What audience!! We won’t have one unless we create one with worthy subject matter.
There is only one way to become a writer. In the famed words of Nike: Just do it!