Creating an application can be a daunting prospect for the single developer, especially if said project is larger than anything previously undertaken. The margin for error and scope creep are bigger than they are normally. Why is this and why should it be harder? What can we do to minimise the risks for the project over running and over taking our lives? How can we safeguard against becoming bogged down in the detail and feeling like we are flying by the seat of our pants, rather than flying high and embracing the tools we have at our finger tips? So, how we can start a project correctly and focus on the tasks needed and not let the monster hiding in the closet burst out and steal your life? By shining the light on how we create a clear plan, and better understanding of the requirements, we can start the project correctly and focus on the tasks needed and not let the monster hiding in the closet burst out and steal your life, whilst the project remains on track and on time. Keep the goals realistic and achievable, learn, adapt and overcome. Remove the imposter syndrome with self-belief, preparation and the right tools to help make the process intuitive, enjoyable and helpful, but not a hindrance.