The Joy That Comes From Viewing Shelved Writing Projects As Jigsaw Pieces 🧩 #AmWriting

Lucy Mitchell

This post is for writers like me that write a lot and shelve a lot.

Some writers I know rarely give up on a story and stay with it until the bitter end.

Sadly I am not one of these writers.

Underneath my writing desk I have boxes of notebooks filled with half finished, shelved stories and in my old computer files I have more of the same. If someone gave me a pound for every shelved story I have i would be very rich 😂

I used to cringe when I read them and I used to beat myself up for not persisting with a story which didn’t work.

I am a changed writer now and I see things very differently.

Things you must never do with your old stories which didn’t work out:

  • Delete them.
  • Throw them out if they’re stored in a notebook.
  • Cringe or get…

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