I haven't done an odd analogy for awhile, so I figured it was time. One of these days I'm going to make this a contest, so get your odd analogies ready!
I was struck recently by the similarities between writing and mining.
How, you might ask, is writing like mining?
Well, maybe it is more accurate to say I am like a gold mine. I feel that value running deep inside. I know the quality work is there. The unique idea, the appropriate word choice. I know it's in me. And you should know it's in you too.
Question is, how far down is it? How far do I have to dig to access it? And how much is there? Is there enough for a career or will I be a one-book wonder?
I'm digging for my gold. I don't know how much rock and dirt I have to go through before I find what I'm looking for. But I'm going to keep digging, searching.
I hope you join me! Here is a shovel and pick for you to use as a reminder not to lose faith. The gold is in you, as long as you keep digging, you have hope.
Go strike gold, my friends!