Time once again for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, where we can share our doubts and fears over all things writing, now including a regular talking point. Hosted as ever by Alex J. Cavanaugh, today's co-hosts are Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield and Nicohle Christopherson. Give them a visit!
Today's question is: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
My current insecurity was pretty much covered in my last post, where I worried whether I should be writing every day, as is so often recommended; I have to say, I felt reassured by many of your comments along the lines of making forward progress is the thing that matters, and I definitely feel like that's happening. Thanks!
So, let's have a look at this month's question...
I have to say, I can't think of any particular time when I've done this. I'm always looking for the next thing, the shiny new idea, and I don't want to take a step back. Sure, I might have a look at older stories, smile at how I've changed since writing them and then put them back in their box (or computer folder). But this question has given me pause for thought, particularly as regards those stories from my pre-blogging days. With the plethora of tips and wisdom I've picked up since being part of the community, there are probably things I could do with these stories that I would never have thought of at the time. If I do decide to embark on such an adventure, the results would doubtless be interesting, and I'd be sure to let you know how it all went!
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