This isn’t news to anyone. But I thought that Meagan Fischer had an interesting way of stating this in a recent post.
“For me, that’s the real beauty of writing. Ideas can be noisy, heavy things. Trying to ignore them is like trying to ignore a bored cat. It will sit on your chest while you’re resting. It will paw at you while you work. It will purr, it will scratch, but it will not go away until it is acknowledged. Writing is how I acknowledge an idea, so it will finally go to sleep.”
See, I’m not the only one that uses cats to illustrate an idea.