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Not Remembering Your Own Ideas | #amwriting #unboxing

Monday, February 4, 2019

Y’all!!! I’m finally (almost two years after moving) getting around to unboxing all of my old manuscripts and notebooks, which have been sitting in my office closet all this time.


There are lots and lots of notebooks.

Did I mention there are lots of notebooks? (30+ and counting…)

In flipping through these notebooks to see which ones still have usable space in them (20+ blank pages), I found something amazing—the original series idea for what became the Brides of Bonneterre series!!!

I probably wrote this for a grad school assignment, as there are course/workshop notes in the same notebook, so that means it was written some time between June 2004 and June 2006. And I have no memory of writing this! Definitely keeping this notebook out to serve as inspiration/motivation for getting Jenn’s book written this year!

And this, in turn, gave me an idea for my theme for February. Since one of my writing professional development master plans for this year is to re-read as much of my old writing as I can, I thought I’d share some snippets and samples of ideas that never made it past that stage or scenes that got cut from the published stories.

If you’re a writer, do you go back and re-read your old, never-see-the-light-of-day-again writing? As a reader, what author(s) would you love to see share their unpublished work?

  1. Monday, February 4, 2019 7:52 pm

    I do re-read some of my old projects. Sometimes I’m surprised at what I like and other times I cringe and am happy it never saw the light. It’s always inspiring to my creative muse though. It stirs up my urge to write.

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