Does anyone else out there write for Suite 101? I’m curious, because with regard to writing nonfiction articles for this content site I’ve managed to amuse myself. Oh, it is not that my writing is satirical or worthy of a funny-bone giggle. The truth is, I’ve only written one article so far. About. . .
Cats on Prozac.
Sadly, I’m not making this up.
With Suite 101 I have the opportunity to write about any topic—any topic, buttercup—and what do I choose?
I know, I know. From the back of which dark closet did I pull that one? Believe it or not, my cat Tabby, that beauty pictured above, is indeed a kitty on Prozac. The vet prescribed the antidepressant for her due to stress and anxiety created by Luna, rescued kitten/ninja extraordinaire and bona fide domestic terrorist.
It wasn’t my expectation to write a nonfiction article about stressed out cats. And that is why I’m amused. This whole exercise reminded me that when it comes to writing, I can still surprise myself when the process takes me somewhere I didn’t expect to go, which, thank goodness, is blissfully often.
I may not have chosen the most newsworthy item about which to write. But the love I have for simply following my muse, even when it sends me down a crazy path, is the reason I just can’t stop writing. Who knows where it will lead me next?
What compels you to keep writing or doing something else you’re crazy about? When was the last time your muse surprised you?
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