Every Tuesday, I try to expand my vocabulary with the exploration of Beautiful Words.
I think as writers, we get stuck in our ways, and fall into the same habits, even as we progress through different projects.
As a result, our writing becomes stale. Where we once loved coming up with the perfect word to describe something, we revert to words that are boring and predictable. My guess is that, if you’re like me, you get so focused on remembering all the details and timeline of the events which make up a plot that you fail to get creative in your word choice.
Or, maybe that’s just me.
At any rate, I’ve been sick lately. I thought it was just allergies, but I guess it was a cold. I’m just about over it, but it kicked my hiney for several days and I’m just now starting to feel like myself again. I’ll be happy if I don’t see another wastebasket full of tissues for a while. No more space heater blasting my feet or schlumpy boyfriend sweater draped around me as I convince myself that I really should be working instead of laying down to sleep it off. And, most of all, I’m longing to get through a day or night without the aid of some kind of cold medicine that leaves me feeling like a rabid tweaker or a hungover zombie.
So, with that in mind, this week’s word is nebulochaotic. It’s an adjective. It means:
A state of being hazy and confused.
Pretty much sums up the last week of my life. Hopefully, it’s behind me.
What are some of your favorite words?