Here's the problem with working on something that's never really been done before...it's never really been done before. There are issues to resolve and things to figure out how to do with no road map. There's usually a reason it hasn't been done. Either no one has thought of it, or they did, but couldn't figure out the same issues you're mulling over right now. You've got to be smarter. You've got to be more clever.
Here's the best part about working on something that hasn't been done before...it hasn't been done before! Pretty cool. And kind of a privilege. Today I have to be the clever one.