You can plan all you want.
Research all the possibilities.
Have a clear idea of your goals and boundaries.
And yet, there will come a moment when you just need to scream-that this just isn't going to work, that no one will come, that there's no reason for this heart's blood...
Perhaps projects just need to include a Scream Point as a recognized step in the process. Sort of like when childbirth educators teach us about transition--knowing the stage is coming makes us fear it a little less.
The baby may be metaphorical here, but there's still likely to be angst, sweat, and probably some cussing. Expect it. Don't let it shut you down.