IIf you have good answers to these questions you are ready to start
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1. Should I be writing this article anyway?
2. How will I find the time?
3. Should I start writing what I can as soon as I can?
4. Who are my co-authors?
5. How will I know when I have done enough research?
6. Should I start with the title?
7. Should I decide now which journal I am submitting to?
8. How should I define success?