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?
One thought on ““Come Upon” the Right Word”