When coming up with analogies for what writing a NaNoWriMo novel is like the other day, an idea popped into my mind.
Your novel is a TARDIS.
If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you know that the TARDIS is a magical blue police box that travels through space and time and brings the Doctor and his companions on countless adventures all around the universes.
Impressively so. It has rooms upon rooms, a library, even a swimming pool. Like a TARDIS, your novel is bigger on the inside. It has rooms and chapters, characters and arcs, mysteries and adventures just waiting for you.
For an author, writing a novel is a bigger adventure than it is for the reader.
You the author has the control over the direction the book is going. You may have everything all planned out, or you may be pantsing, but your novel can take you on so many magical adventures. Each novel can take both the writer (and the reader) to so many different places or worlds.
Your novel lets you travel through time and space
and lets you be in control of how and when all of that happens. It lets you be the Doctor and travel to far-off worlds, or save the world you live in from a terrible threat.
It’s still early in the month for NaNoWriMo 2014, but don’t let anything get you down.
Let your mind and your novel be your TARDIS.
Let it take you to places you never thought you would go, places only your writing can take you. And enjoy every minute of it 🙂