Most of my long-time readers know that I have a hankering (okay, fine. An addiction) for comparing everything in life to writing.
There was that time I compared querying agents to being a circus dog.
Going on a first date.
Being a piñata.
Having a hangover.
Or feeling like sperm. (You’d have to read it to understand.)
Or the time I compared manuscript beginnings to the crowing head of a baby. (yeah. I know. This one still makes me cringe and I’m the one who wrote it.)
The hokey pokey.
Or buying a car.
Bottom line is- just about everything in the world can be compared to writing/being a writer/ querying –and I’m pretty sure every blogger has gotten caught up in the analogy wars at one time or another. We are writers after all.
So I thought we’d put it to the test. On the bottom of Wednesday’s post- I’ll put a short promt. For example:
is like choosing deodorant…
is like fishing…
is like wrapping a gift for someone you don’t like… etc.
And, if you feel up to it (or are like me and never have anything planned for Friday posts)- I challenge everyone to elaborate. You can either post the end of the analogy here in the comments section or post it up on your blog for Friday with the title ‘Analogy Wars’ so I see it in my reader. Every week I’ll pick the funniest or most original one and post it up on my blog before the next war prompt is given.
Today’s analogy begins:
Querying/Writing is like picking a check-out line at the grocery store…
I bid you well writerly jedi. May the force of quirky-analogy-writing be with you.