I have several drafts (6) that ive been trying to finish up, but there’s just something off or missing from it that I can’t put my finger on. Ive tried tips from other people to not waste what time I have put into them, but nothing seems to work for me. Part of me thinks ive put those subjects into the box of “dont touch till the right moment” or the “I got it out, let’s not look at it again” part is im different than I was when I started them, so I can’t remember what my thoughts were when I started it.
The topics I started (but didn’t finish) were; Toxic Positivity, Moving, Voice Acting, an old post on families and a macgyvered post about several things. Ive done what I could to revive them, so I thought I’d write this out to tribute the unfinished.
Moving- Ive done alot of that since I turned 11; I planned to write tips and tricks ive learned but moving is something that makes me feel extremely anxious and overwhelmed, so that post didn’t get finished at all.
Voice Acting- For a good while, I considered recording books or doing some kind of voice overwork. And the more I looked into it; it was something I admired but may not be for me, at least right now.
Families – it was the original post I started but didn’t like, then I ended up forgetting I had written it out, so I rewrote it and posted it.
Toxic Positivity – I noticed an uptick in people being overtly positive when the pandemic first started online, now it’s been noticeable before, but it feels like it got worse, if that makes sense. Positivity is good, and it’s normal to have downs and ups; life isn’t going to give you everything good and expect you not to have other emotions.
The macgyvered post is a mix of everything I was feeling at a time, and it’s probably good that it never went out, as it was more of a fluff piece that doesn’t have any direction. I wrote it as it came out but rereading it; I have a hard time figuring out where I was meaning to go with it; it was relaxing to write though.
Anywho, I dont know how to end this, so ill be off and see you all soon with a new post! I hope your day is going wonderfully and you and yours are doing good!
Till Next Time,
Main Image by Daniel Friesenecker from Pixabay
P.S These drafts have been sitting there from late 2019 to early 2020, and it feels so lovely to see them gone.
2 responses to “Emptying Out My Drafts”
Lol, you’ve basically described all my writing pursuits ever. I think it benefits you to find a way to MacGyver posts into completion, because it’s overcoming those roadblocks that improve us as writers. Wishing you all the best!
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Having recently had a push to get my Draft items to below 40 (from 80+) I can fully sympathise with you. It’s hard to know what to do with old thoughts sometimes. The only thing I can say is that once the agonising is done and the posts are… erm… posted then you can effectively forget about them. 😃