It's the first Wednesday of March--that means it's IWSG Day!
The IWSG is a large support group of writers and we post every first Wednesday of the month, following the lead of the founder, Alex J. Cavanagh. Our co-hosts for March are IWSG will be Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!
Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it ever work out?
First, define "really old." Have I pulled out a story I wrote in college and reworked it? No. Book the First was pretty much the last gasp of anything I was holding onto from college.
But Pearl was basically a completely gutted and reworked version of a novel I wrote, which I'm now picking apart and expanding for other stories, because you don't actually need that crap novel to understand the stories, I think. The story was better from Pearl's POV.
Anything older than, say, the beginning of this blog isn't really worth revisiting. It's not complete; a lot of it is slapdash and I don't think I could really relate to the characters anymore, if indeed those characters were characters and not just my friends placed into a story.
Also, we don't talk about the reams of fanfiction I wrote pre-, during, and post-college.