Guest Post: Returning to an Unfinished and Previously Ditched Draft by Lucy Mitchell

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Guest Post: Returning to an Unfinished and Previously Ditched Draft by Lucy Mitchell

Thank you to Lucy Mitchell of BlondeWriteMore for inspiring us with the courage to give those manuscripts languishing in file cabinets a second look.

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Having Second Thoughts About an Unfinished Draft

Many months ago you ditched your unfinished draft. Writer / draft relations sadly broke down at 56k words. In your head the story was amazing and definitely a literary masterpiece, but reality was very different on paper.

There was something wrong with the draft but you couldn’t work out what it was. Instead of thinking it through you hit the ‘ditch draft’ button!

After wiping away your tears and taking a couple of deep breaths you placed your unfinished draft in a folder and vowed to never open it again.

After a few weeks of wandering around like a lost soul you started to rebuild your writing life; creating a new story and making some new character friends.

One day out of the blue you find yourself going back to it.

There are 5 stages to returning to an old and previously ditched draft:

  1. Echo from the past. You will…

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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