Writing is a journey with many milestones. Every day you can only travel so far before you have to stop, take stock of your surroundings and feed.
I agree with her, but I had to respond with my own metaphor. This is how I had been feeling a lot with my writing recently.
Writing is a gladiator battle. Each day you go into the ring, battle it out, and either emerge victorious or are wounded and defeated. It's a process of small battles and little triumphs.
When I first started writing my book I had this picture in my mind that I just couldn't shake. I saw my book - at this stage made up only of a unconnected ideas - as a tube of toothpaste. It was full and fat with possibilities from end to end. Beginning to write the book was like taking a card, starting at the far end, and smoothing the tube out flat with it. Each finished chapter is centimetre of flat toothpaste tube, final, non-negotiable.
My challenge to you is to put into words what writing is like for you. It doesn't have to be creative writing. If you're a student, it could even be assignment writing. If you have a metaphor, simile, or even description for your writing, why don't you share it and I'll put it into a post.