If you are looking to get permission before you start writing, well, you might be in for a bit of a wait.
Certainly nobody ever gave me any approval.
Don’t wait for someone else to tell you that you can start.
Be inspired! Approach it like a professional.
And make it about the art of it.
When you do, I think you will find that the only person who can give you permission to write, is you.
Do the work. And leave the outcome up to fate.
If you’re waiting for the green light, the go-ahead, the reassuring wand to tap your shoulder and anoint you as a writer, you’d better pull out your thermos and folding chair because you’re going to be waiting for a good long while. Accountants go to business school and when they graduate with their degrees, they don’t ask themselves whether they have permission to do people’s taxes. Lawyers pass the bar, medical students become doctors, academics become professors, all without considering whether or not they have a right to be going to work. But nothing and no one gives us permission to wake up and sit at home staring at a computer screen while everybody else sets their alarm clocks, puts on reasonable attire, and boards the train.
-Dani Shapiro, Still Writing