There you are, going about your business, cleaning your house or emptying your computer of the clutter that's been growing and slowing it down, when you come across an old story you wrote years ago. In the back of your mind, bells are ringing, warning you of its absolute awfulness, but you ignore them and start reading anyway. You remember being in love with this story and thinking it's the best thing ever.
But that is the farthest thing from true. This story could not be in any way worse than it already is. You cringe so hard through the whole thing, it's a miracle you didn't shatter.
If you are thinking you don't have any story like that, you are sorely mistaken. We all have them. We will always have the demons. And they always try to eat us whole and live. Don't worry, they usually don't succeed. ;)
Of course, like all beasts, there are ways to defeat them and claim utter victory over your terrible young writing. You can:
a) Feel the Buuurrrnnn!!!: Obviously, you could burn it. That way no one in the world will ever be able to read such terrible writing from you ever. Can't go wrong that way. You could just pretend it never happened, and you will never have to worry about it again. And you lived happily ever after. The end.
b) The Storage Unit of Shame: You don't quite want to burn it. It's terrible, yes, but you remember having such fond memories of it and feeling so proud of it when you wrote it that you just can't bring yourself to destroy it. So instead you put it in a better hiding spot and hope that you never find it again. Out of sight, out of mind. Hopefully.
c) Must . . . Fix . . .: With a bit, okay a lot of editing, this story could be great, so you set to work. How can anyone call you a bad writer if this story is edited to greatness? Why waste all the work you put into it by burning it? No, you're just not the kind of person to let bad writing remain bad.
d) *Sly Smile*: This writing is really bad. Your current writing is really good, but not quite as good as something published. So what do you do? You post it on a writing website that you're a member of to make your current writing so much better by comparison. More likes for you, yay!
And there you go, demon slayed and victory won.
What do you do with really bad old writing? Comment! :D
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