We think we need to put more ducks in a row before we create. We clean, we buy, we distract, we say, “once I get…” we say, “if only I had...” and we accomplish very little.
Getting really good at writing perfect sentences is not enough. Knowing all the rules does not matter. What matters is that we write something worth reading. What matters is that we know why we are painting what we are painting.
Perfect your craft but don't forget to dig and dig and dig and find what it is that is worth saying. Then find the best instrument for the job.
With determination, everyone can learn grammar. With determination everyone can learn to draw. What matters more is the story we tell and what we draw.