Most of my big projects seem to go through a “fan out” phase, where the to-do list grows very quickly. This is a scary phase of the project — one where it feels as though things are accelerating out of control, and where success seems as though it could be in doubt. The compiler seems to be entering this phase now.
While this phase feels dangerous, I think the more dangerous phases come earlier, when I’m more confident.
Do you experience fan-out? I’m curious whether this is an artifact of how I approach projects, or whether it is a more universal experience.