The number of times I refer to my thesaurus while writing is obscene. As a perfectionist, I am on a continuous quest for the perfect word. Does that make me a cheat as a composer of stories? Or is it simply a tool I use to carve out the very best tales?
Who knows? We judge ourselves the most harshly. For this short piece I consulted my beloved thesaurus seven times. Seven times! I laughed out loud at my impressive number. I may be a cheater, but at least I sound smart doing it.