I hope to actually start writing my dissertation next week, 2 weeks later than I planned and its stressing me out. I feel so much self doubt, and that anytime I write something or at this point think something, there's a little voice telling me no matter how confident I am, I am not really saying anything original - that I only have vague "conclusions" from my data ( things I already know, that have been written about for 40 years, that some people largely ignore).
I am also having difficulties with the idea that me and my work are going to be (and are) subject to scathing review and non-helpful critique. Is this due to perceived academic bullying? Probably a bit... so how do I fight back the insecurities and the idea that I'm not (or will not) be taken seriously?