No, my problem isn't, and has never been writing. I never look blankly at a screen and don't know what to type. I'm not writing fiction, I don't have to come up with an idea or character or clever dialog.
The issue I've had with my book isn't coming up with an ending. It's not typing. It's not creativity. It's not even, as I've always thought it was - motivation. It's the mechanics behind what I found.
I know what it is. I know why it's there. I know who did it. I know when it was made. What I don't know is HOW it was made.
I ask myself constantly: "Is it really this complicated, was Da Vinci really that smart?"
When you write a research paper for school it's pretty easy. You read what other people have written about the subject, put it in your own wor…