Alex Golub is finishing an essay he’s going to submit for publication and his description of the mixture of elation and fear is wonderful, culminating thus:
The ideas in my head know that if it comes out less than perfect, I’m obviously to blame, since they’re sterling.
My ideas quite often lack such confidence, but I love this image of ideas furiously wanting to be expressed and the writer, struggling to find out how.
yeah, I like that line too. Gives the sense of how little control one really has over one’s imagination!