I prefer the symbolism of the journey. I am also a fantasy writer, though. But in my book, my protagonist must go on a long journey in a magical world, corrupted by darkness, in order to save her mother. However, she must go on this journey with a boy who fell in love with her the moment he saw her, but whom she hates. This will become not only a journey to save Malbenocia, but also a quest into the deepest faculties of the heart. This certain journey will show how love, like life, is an Odyssey filled with many trials, obstacles, and battles that must be overcome.
My heart is my totem, a blackened beating taunt that soaks the Page with its prevail. Its blood becomes my ink as I stab the Pen into it. I heave forward with my hollow chest, entranced in my decay, sorry to say, that I am a writer of Darkness now.