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I have spent the last few days working on the 2nd part of my Kid-Bush story. I had a sort of idea. I thought it would work, and it was horrible. Not the part way through kind of seems horrible becasue you are discouraged, but really awful.

I just erased 3 days work. Do you guys ever do this? Have you ever really disliked something and changed your mind later, or do you always know?

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anteros_lmc
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.... Hard to say. It takes me months, if not years, to write pieces so I frequently write a bit, decide it's crap, leave it for a few months and then go back to it. Things tend to look less rubbish after a couple of months XD Of course this also means I have a drafts folder full of unfinished bits and pieces!

Funnily enough, I actually wrote another piece of the silver razor story today. It's turned into four separate pieces!
eglantine_br
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yay razor! I cannot wait until it is done.

You are right about things seeming better later, but this was irredeemable.
anteros_lmc
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to believe that anything you write could possibly be completely irredeemable :}

Yay razor! I cannot wait until it is done.
Of course, because I am rubbish at writing in sequence, it was part three that I wrote today. I haven't actually written the first two parts yet. *headdesk*
eglantine_br
Sep. 14th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
At least it is perking in your brain-- that is the important thing.
charliecochrane
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm with Anteros. I rarely chuck anything until I've left it, come back to it and then assured myself it's rubbish. Then it goes.

You're a good writer, so trust your judgement.
rikibeth
Sep. 15th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
SILVER RAZOR YES PLEASE
anteros_lmc
Sep. 17th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
I hear ya! :}
provencepuss
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
My external hard disc was stoen just before Xmas and with it the 99 pages of a work in progress; my brain is still trying t retrieve it and I have deleted page after page knowing they aren't right.
eglantine_br
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. That sounds awful. I have been lucky in the last few years, not lost anything that mattered.
rikibeth
Sep. 15th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
I'm more likely to have the problem of being too in love with my words and not wanting to give them a rigorous edit. Hooray for betas.

But I've had times when I know something is awkward and clunky... and if I feel like I can't trash it, I point my beta at it and go "this isn't right. What does it need?"

Generally if I can get some words OUT, I can do something with it, but if the words won't come, even for a seed-kernel of story, I leave it be.
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