Never, Ever, Delete a story…
I’ve seen too many writers on social media talking about deleting stories that don’t work. The thought of stories being deleted makes me shiver. So, this post and last week’s post are part of my one woman campaign titled: nothing is wasted when it comes to writing.
Some of our stories will have potential, but will require a LOT of work on our part to discover that potential and bring it out into the light.
Some of our stories won’t work no matter how many times we rewrite them. DO NOT DELETE THEM!
They could be acting as bridges to other stories.
Sadly, these stories which act as bridges won’t set the literary world on fire. They might not reach a second draft. The bad news is that they will still require blood, sweat and tears, which when looking back will feel like a total waste of your time,
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