Monday, July 22, 2013

Knowing When to Quit

There's an excellent essay by Eric Beetner over at Do Some Damage about knowing when to cut your losses on a writing project.  If you're like me you've left many a short story withering away in your files, but like Eric says, there will come a day when you'll be in the right place to break that story wide open and expose it's heart.  No piece of writing is ever wasted if it moves your writing forward.


Charles Gramlich said...

I've found that to be true myself.

sandra seamans said...

Yep, there's been many times that I've pulled out an old story and used bits of it to write a new one. Or to suddenly realize that I know exactly how to make a story work. Nothing's ever wasted.