During my early morning writing/pondering session, I batted a term "verbully" around in my brain. The context was some thoughts about how we can usurp power over others due to superior verbal ability. After a quick Google check, I discovered how "verbully" was an unknown term other than a misspelling of "verbally." It was off to Urban Dictionary to see if this term existed on the seamier side of the internet. It did not. An option appeared at the bottom of the search page for me to define this term. I did. Now, I'm the proud owner of this term, and plan to use it for the title of a short story.
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs.
My work as a fiction writer involves exploring the pathways of my imagination. It's where I get my best ideas. It's where I record the most inspired dialogue between my most provocative characters. Running barefoot in these fields is what can make my writing great.
At the same time, not being grounded in reality will send me to painful and unproductive sessions. I need to strike a balance between these two worlds if I'm to find financial success at this craft. Imaginary readers have no money for my books. Imaginary reviewers, even the positive ones, make no dent on my readership.