I was digging through a closet looking for a box of photographs but instead found about a dozen old notebooks filled with bits and pieces of stories, some going back as far as college.
God, they’re bad. LOL
I was hoping that maybe there’d be something that I could use now, but I don’t think there’s anything I can do with a story about a girl who was born in a primitive village cut off from the world… in Hawaii. I’m embarrassed. But at least I never gave up. At least I evolved.
So, now I have another huge stack of notebooks to deal with. No, I don’t throw them away. Who knows, maybe a hundred years down the road someone will find them and they’ll be worth a lot of money, because I’ll be a famous writer before I die.
So, what do you do with all of your old stories? Are you like me, do you have 30 years worth of creativity stashed away because you can’t bear to let them go? Do you ever look back through them and remember writing them–remember what inspired you to write them? Or just think “ugh. I can’t believe I wrote this!!!”
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