The first step to getting a project or job started is to, wait for it... get started. Too many times we wait for business to come to us or to wait for inspiration. There's something to be said about the process of doing. The inspiration comes from the process and the process informs the inspiration.
Have you been waiting for that perfect time to start that new series using alternative processes or create the perfect portfolio for that perfect client that will pay for your creative vision and will trust you to make it happen? There will never be a perfect time. The only perfect time is now.
Get started and show progress.