Nicola Morgan has just written a great blog post about research.
Research is important for book two which, although set in the present, has flashback sections to a couple of important and sensitive historical events. I've been tying myself in knots trying to research these so as not to get it wrong, not to offend anyone.
But I can see now that this fear is preventing me getting the story down and a first draft written. I know enough to do that without the detailed research, which can come later. I must no longer use the need to research as an excuse.
For me today is the start of a new writing year. Thank you, Nicola, for reminding me what I should do.