the best and worst of drafts…

Sometimes I start to write something and find myself at a loss for words. Other times the words flow too freely and I wind up uncomfortable with the thought of sharing the words I’ve splashed across the screen. Still others I recognize my inane babble for what it is and save you all the woe of reading by not clicking that “Publish” button.

And what happens to those posts? Those words? Those thoughts? They go where all un-published works go to die. Draft mode.

If I don’t publish something within 48 hours of starting it it’s pretty much never going to see the light of day. That’s just for my personal site. Not work. And there have been exceptions of course, there are to any rule. But by and large the posts that are sitting in draft mode are going to stay in draft mode. Occasionally I’ll be in a mood to post and I’ll start opening them up one by one with a drive to make something happen. To turn those lumps of coal into diamonds. I started with that thought in mind today but upon seeing that there are 85 posts in draft mode I was overwhelmed sooner than normal. But so we don’t call this whole experience a loss here are some of the highlights of titles waiting to grace this blog.

sometimes wallowing isn’t the answer…

learning to breathe…

a comprehensive, if somewhat scattered, guide to changing your name…

the private lives of proper nouns…

of paper and pixels…

clickity clackity ping…

the world is your bathtub…

and who could forget

your hair smells like cheeseburgers – or – a romantic weekend…

Those are just a few of the finds on page one of drafts. The newest forgotten posts. At least 3 of them are fully written and require editing. One was full of revelations on panic attacks and snorkeling. At least one of them isn’t about what you’d think. If you find any particularly intriguing let me know. Maybe it will be just the push I need to push that button.

2 thoughts on “the best and worst of drafts…

  1. Kathryn P. says:

    I’m intrigued by all of these, by I think I’d most like to hear about “a comprehensive, if somewhat scattered, guide to changing your name…”

    If I don’t publish something within 48 hours of starting it it’s pretty much never going to see the light of day.

    Same here. Lately I’m trying to force myself to push through and write the whole thing when I have an idea right away, instead of letting languish on my “Blog Posts” list.

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