Drafts, Worthy or Crap?

This is a follow up to my last post.  It’s not that I’m not writing.  I am!  It’s just that what I’m writing is crap!  I get this great inspiration to start something, I go at it and then… I fizzle out.

Here’s what I’ve got going:

  1. A short story about a limo driver that drives for a Mafia boss.  He falls in love with the boss’s wife and begins an affair.

2. A post about my many name changes. – Kind of a follow up to me changing the name of my blog.

3. A post about Introverts and how the word “Introvert” is misinterpreted.

4. “No good deed goes unpunished.”  A short story about good intentions that go wrong.

5. A prompt I saw-“a 60 year old photo”.

6. Another prompt I saw-“someone that should be in jail”.

All of these things are in various stages of draft.  So I AM writing.  Each one of these things have the potential to be good, but I’ve run into problems with every stinkin’ one of them!

I’ve never had this happen to me before.  Yes, once on a while something I start doesn’t work out.  But this is just crazy!

Suggestions?  Ideas?



About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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19 Responses to Drafts, Worthy or Crap?

  1. You will get it perfect! Just like you’ve done in the past….I like the new name – you wear it well. Have a great weekend – chillin with pizza and keg!


  2. Keep writing! I have about 15 posts on the back burner in various stages of completion. Every once in a while, the spirit strikes and I finish three at a whack. It’ll come, just keep going! ❤️


  3. kristinaboucher says:

    I think it’s easy to fall into that negative feeling. As a writer, I know we are our own worst critics. Don’t forget to take it easy on yourself. My favorite quote is, “the first draft of everything is sh*t.” It’s supposed to be! Good luck and happy writing!


  4. 80smetalman says:

    Here’s my advice: All of those sound like great ideas. Take a step back, look at each one and think of what you’ve done with it so far and what you can do to it. Something will emerge.


  5. Why don’t you post some of your draft ‘crap’… maybe we might have a different opinion! 😉


  6. superwifeandmummy says:

    I think you’re over thinking.
    I don’t know you really at all, but I can only presume from your posts that you’re placing unusually high expectations on your works in progress.
    They all have the potential to be good. But also simultaneously to be “crap”.
    Step away.

    Ironically, while you are lamenting your alleged “crap block ” you are writing posts about said block which are getting thoughtful responses!
    Sounds like the writing crept up on you when you weren’t looking and gave you a smack on the bum!


  7. trentpmcd says:

    Write it all out until it’s done and then rewrite. 1st drafts are never good.


  8. Emeka Ofili says:

    What you think is crap could be what someone out need. Just let it out. The world is waiting here for You!


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