Here's a quick glimpse into how my brain works:
I like hitting upon the perfect word. And I know when I get it because it conjures up the exact image in my mind of what I am trying to convey. I just posted a comment on my friend Valerie's blog. She was writing about books she would give to her family. And since I know and love her family it made me nostalgic and I wrote: "Can we expect an Appel/Knecht Holiday Summit this year?" And like that I had an image in my head of our two families facing each other across long rows of tables. Some are wearing blazers, all are wearing name tags. The men have sprouted mustaches. There are pine trees outside because we're in Switzerland, as this is were all good summits are held. The breakfast buffet is still set up but it's closer to lunchtime and there's a rumor going around that it's sandwiches again. There is a stenographer in the corner. There is a lot of gesturing going on which signifies we're talking about important stuff.
This complete image popped into my head the instant I typed the word "summit" which can only mean that it was the perfect word.