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?