“Come Upon” the Right Word

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.

Catherine Drinker Bowen

I’m working on a part of my book and I’m feeling like I can’t find the right words to express the story in a way that I want. What do I want? Something interesting. Something thought provoking. Something that will both get under people’s skin and inspire them. But what I also know is that sometimes my stories take a toll that I don’t want them to. And every time that happens I swear to myself that I’ll go back and change them but who has the energy for that these days. haha We must press on.

To speak on to the quote, I love how she says “come upon” in this quote. I’m not sure exactly where the quote is taken from but I can tell you that I’ve had some divine moments where an entire group of words fell upon me. I like to call it divine inspiration. Some people might call it the holy spirit. Others a stroke of luck. Whatever it is that they call it, I can agree that it is the most healing thing for me as a writer.

There’s a clear part of me that wants that to happen with this part of my story and there’s a part of me that knows I have to stay connected with the story for this divine moment to be considered.

Have you ever had divine inspiration? What do you call it?

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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