I'm looking for the word(s) that describes my current dilemma:
I have begun a project that seemed, at its outset, quite simple - tedious, but simple. However, the further I get into the project, the more complex it becomes; the longer I work on it, the less likely it seems I will complete it.
Is there a word or idea that describes this? It's like running at a speed of 10 miles per hour after something that is moving at 11.