on Just Publishing Advice:
Your writing can leave more than just footprints in the sand
The expression can mean different things to different people.
For some, it has a religious and spiritual insight, while for others it has a more pragmatic sense of something temporary and passing.
In the case of writers and authors, it holds the meaning of leaving a permanent record of thoughts and feelings.
“We writers, as we work our way deeper into our craft, learn to drop more and more personal clues. Like burglars who secretly wish to be caught, we leave our fingerprints on broken locks, our voiceprints in bugged rooms, our footprints in the wet concrete.” – Ross MacDonald