I believe that we all, at some point, may have done this while writing – we put it off, thinking that our ideas will stay with us, and are content to just let these stew in our minds; all the while time passes, and, in the process, we have not written anything on the page. The idea may take some shape or form in our minds, but it is just that, in our minds, and, if we allow it, may stay there, forever. This can be an unfortunate thing, as, from personal experience, I have found that once an idea or concept is down on the page, however we are comfortable, be it on the computer screen, or in longhand, there is the scope for it to develop, and, in a manner of speaking, ‘blossom’ for the writer.
Writing ideas down has positive effects which, more often than not, lead to a chain reaction for writers. A ‘simple’ idea, once written down, as such, may spawn any number of further inspirations for the writer, as, once they begin to play with the idea, other roads open up, taking the idea down paths which the writer never expected. My message to those writers putting off writing, therefore, is that they should never procrastinate, and write their ideas down when they can. You just never know where the ideas could lead you in your writing endeavors – a short story could eventually lead into a longer novel, or a series of books…the sky’s the limit!