Settle down: you're quite normal. The deal is to get going on a bunch of WIP/Works In Progress and chew on each as often as you can. Go big. Go little. Do some glue-ups for practice.
I'm a carver who eventually "sees" what the shape is in the wood. The implication is that I have an enormous stash of wood, both indoors and out. Shake blocks 6" x 8" x 24", pieces of western red cedar log shells, slabs of birch, yellow cedar, fence posts, willow & birch logs, you name it.
Some wood is carving wood. Some wood is not. In April/13, I filled my 3/4T Suburban _twice_ with wood that really was junk. Stopped with people who depend on wood heat and for cooking.
I think that it's useful to be able to survey the "stash" almost daily for reminders of what's there.
I've got mine organized to see at a glance. Mind you, the stuff out back under 3' of snow will have to wait.