I find that I am frequently scrambling for better words - not necessarily fancier, just different - and almost always have my web browser open to a thesaurus page so that I can quickly check my options when I get stumped. Maybe this is because my creativity lacks good flow right now. Granted, my inner critic runs on autopilot, and I rarely have more than five interrupted minutes to jot down a decent sentence or two on my WIP. Having said that, I can't even imagine how people can spill out novels in a matter of months. They must not have kids! Am I too anal do use this method of word hunting when I write, or does that seem fairly ordinary to most of you?