This is what Carl Lennertz of HarperCollins Publishing asked in his blog Publishing Insider:
"....every 5 years or so, I get a truckload of topsoil dropped off so I can elevate a corner of the yard or start a new flower bed. And it occurred to me, sleepily, that the sound of a shovel going into dirt is one of the most satisfying, tangible sounds, of all.
The shoosh of metal on dirt, then the creation of something new. And then it hit me that writing was like that, too. The sound of writing, the sense of building something, measurable bit by bit, and most of all, the going back and reshaping and redoing. "
I wholeheartedly agree!
For me there is nothing more satisfying than physical creation: seeing a swimming pool and garden emerge from nothing more than a drawing....or a Japanese stream evolve from orange paint lines on the ground.....or a delightful cascade develop from a plan ....
So the answer to Mr. Lennertz's question is a resounding 'YES!'