If you fall in love with the wrong spelling and inscribe it in your mind obstinately, then the entire meaning is not only distorted, but an alternative reality arises from it. An erroneous spelling is also pronounced with the predominant influence of the phonetically distorted word.
Pronunciation matters a lot when you come across a new word and try to use it in a piece of writing. Even before you use the word on paper, your imagination ruminates over its essence and tries to fit into the idea that is floating around. If the structure of your imagination is equipped with wrong spelling and pronunciation, then it can have a contradictory effect on its effectiveness.
We may not realise the fallacious nature of the idea’s existence and contradictions it has to deal with. The silent churning spills over to your argument and the (in)ability to explain the idea in an emphatic manner. It is not only difficult to convince a reader about an original idea but also perceived to be a bête noire. It is essential to be convinced to convince others!
There is a prevalent perception that a writer is trying to flaunt a heavy vocabulary just for the sake of appearing knowledgeable and bask in the glory of self-importance. It is not so! When ideas are not so simple and life itself has to be metaphorically explained, the use of a refined vocabulary becomes a necessity. It is a matter of educating the mind to develop an idea beyond the existing thought process! While using a new word, it is absolutely essential to spell it correctly, otherwise, it will be a huge disaster.
It is not easy to adopt new words, and I have faced situations where readers have turned away from a piece of writing just because it contained an above average vocabulary. It helped me explain the idea in a critical and progressive manner, but the perception surrounding the use of vocabulary defeated the purpose. I believe if literature has to evolve and stimulate critical thinking then it has to move ahead despite the resistance and reluctance.
The idea of coming across a new word, researching more about its etymology is exciting and also helps add more eruditeness. Knowledge cannot stagnate and new imaginations become stale in the mind due to the general perceptions. Writing is a journey of self-realisation, learning, acquiring new knowledge, and honing the craft itself. It is important to spell the idea of writing correctly!