Have you ever sat down to work on your writing project and thought, I’m not into this like I was three months ago? And how you want to dedicate your time to a work-in-progress that you actually care about? Or do you feel as though you’re working on a project and it feels forced? Are you asking yourself: should I save or delete?
Here’s what we have to say: don’t abandon a project simply because you’re not passionate about it. Some writers burn themselves out trying to write what they think needs to be done. Other times, it’s a lack of inspiration. What should you do if this happens to you?
Our favorite suggestion is take a nap. All jokes aside, rest your brain and focus on other activities you like. Napping could be one of those things. Don’t question if you want to save or delete a project. If you’re ever leaning towards the delete option, we recommend still saving the work someplace where you can’t visually see it. Mainly because if you stumble across it later on, you may spark new interest and inspiration.
Bottom line is: give yourself a break. Stop thinking too much into it. Save it. Don’t delete.
This is basically the only reason my Wattpad is overflowing with drafts, haha :))) I don’t regret anything, though. All those begun projects will find their way in the world one day, I’m sure!
My “bright ideas” are in stacks of notebooks. Articles, stories, essays begun but never finished. Now it’s doc after doc in a folder called “works in progress,” yet they never do, progress, I mean. Why do I hold onto these tarnished gems? Beats me, but I guess they’re like children waiting to grow up and go out on their own. 🙂
Yes, HR! Writers waste nothing wasted and everything is important! Merry Christmas,