may be, it is your destiny that you will not be able to finish that book with those ideas .
All is always possible indeed. I'm rewriting the chapter about the nasara at the moment. I had to rewrite it quasi totally and I've still not finished. Size of the chapter was 20 pages, I think it's going to be over 40/50 pages. Plus the thesis of Gallez about the nasara which is the core of his entire thesis (they are not Christians but the real authors of the Quran, from the Qumran line, because of the jihad (etc), the meaning of this word was transferred to "Christian" to make forgotten the real "nasara", to make the Quran as an Arabic cult, etc) has to be (definitely) settled. It is then long time work.
and worst is someone else will snatch the ball from you and score the goal...
I'm not sure of that. It is a conjunction of many things and the fact that I got them is chance. But the conjunction is needed to understand the topic. See Crone for example, she did not have it : she is (totally) lost in her papers (Quranic pagans, etc). I say Crone but I could say anyone (Hawting, etc)
The first thing is to have enough fortitude to rid of the master narrative.Who can do that now in academic? No one. One knows very well why.