I was really hoping the new glasses would be a cure-all. They are and they aren’t. I have to accept that there’s been serious deterioration in my vision due to the damage to the optic nerve by the glaucoma. While the right eye isn’t nearly as bad as the left, there are still “holes.” Add in the shift from near vision, which I had my whole life, to far vision which is a whole new ballgame, I get a little off balance and dizzy as I try to shift from up to down. I’m also having to play with the monitor to get distance adjusted. Luckily, both my desk monitor and my laptop (which I seldom use) are touch screen so it’s easy to adjust. I can actually read my phone now so that’s a win! It’s just that “middle” distance for the computer work. I’ll get it figured out. Meanwhile, I’m back to work. No, really. Maybe not as steady as I’d hoped but new words! Every day! So, when the following popped up in my inbox yesterday, I “got it.”
What if suddenly, Silver, in a flash of fire and light, you got “it”!
And among other things, you suddenly understood, without a doubt, the creative power of your word.
Do you think you’d ever again utter, “it’s hard,” “it’s not working,” “something’s wrong with me,” or “I don’t know”?
You got “it”!
P.S. Nope, Silver, you wouldn’t, not once, ever again.
As a writer, that “got it” moment is all important! There are lots of ways it happens. That perfect plot twist that’s been eluding you? Got it! The secret the MC has been hoarding all this time and it’s suddenly revealed and now all his/her actions make sense? Got it! The end-of-chapter hook line or the more important end-of-book final line? Got it! Sometimes, you might be halfway through the darn first draft before the perfect opening hits you. Yup. We all yell, “Got it! But why didn’t I figure that out sooner?!?!” A writer’s brain is a miraculous and terrifying place. Trust me, readers. Y’all just want to enjoy the final product.