Monday, August 18, 2008


Recently I read a blog from Inkpot about keeping notes, and how she went through notes on stories she wrote years ago.

Although I too kept most of my notes and stories from way back (not that long ago, really!), I also have another problem which is not a good one. I tend to keep all versions of stories I write (now that I write on a pc). Therefore I have story X version 1, 2, 3.. and so on. I start a story, it's not going well so I re-start it from a different angle, yet I can't bring myself to scrap the first version.

I tend to be a hoarder anyway but I think this is pushing it!


Inkpot said...

I sometimes fall into this trap of keeping multiple versions - especially of novels more so than short stories. I think it is a good idea to delete earlier versions as you go because it gets very confusing other wise.

Valinora Troy said...

Yes, I must do that. It's just because maybe the section I cut was good enough to be used again for something else...

Maybe it's my frugal nature!