When you are writing a first draft don't worry about getting the exact word the first time. Keep going. You'll get it in the re-writes. Then it becomes fun trying to find the exact word to express the scene, thought, character. I've even change 'the' to 'a' to get a fine point.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.