I love that word, cataclysmic. There are just not enough times in our life when we can use it.
A cataclysmic event is defined as a violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change. Kind of like the picture above where the skies of Chile became an incredible brew when a volcanic eruption combined with a lightning storm.
My own cataclysmic event was discovering a new character while writing book 3. Usually I receive drips and drops of a character and I need to mold and coax them to fit my needs. This character came to me fully formed and ready to save the scene. As I wrote her into the book I actually got chills. Sort of like when my 12 year old son vacuumed without being asked or threatened.
I think I'll make it my goal to use cataclysmic more often in my every day vocabulary. It'll spice things up!
Anything cataclysmic happening with you these days?