Thursday, January 17, 2008

Knee Deep

Do any of you ever feel like you've waded into an incredibly large swamp with your research, and it will take forever to get to the other side?

I'm sure this is a common feeling, but right now I feel that although I think I know a lot about the subject I study, in reality I know quite little, and that makes me feel very uneasy.*

When can you tell yourself enough is enough and start writing already?

It's probably not nearly as bad as I'm making it out to be, and I could be laboring under unrealistic perfectionist ambitions. But in the meantime, discouragement is setting in.

*This is after studying the same concept for the past 6 years. Ugh!!!

3 comments:

Aftersox said...

Um, I am exactly in the same place.

Practicing Idealist said...

Aftersox - I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe we should form a support group.

Anomie said...

It gets worse if you go back and read your old stuff on the same topic. Ugh.

Bright side: think how great the stuff you write 5 years from now will seem compared to what you're doing today!

Hmmm...maybe that doesn't help...