1. RaeRae
    Offline

    RaeRae Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Beaverton, Oregon

    To Update or not Update

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by RaeRae, Feb 26, 2013.

    SO I have over 100 unfinished short stories that span 25 yrs. Some of the older ones that I wrote in high school and even grammar school still get a few tweaks when I think of a new idea for them. Now, 25 years is a quite a haul bu there is the deal. Should I revamp the old ones to reflect modern times OR leave them in their written era and just continue on from there? Technology has change a lot but some of the even older science fiction books from the 1950's forward hold the attention of fans. The amount of stories ideas are a constant flow so it would take decades for me to catch up to the newer stuff I want to write OR...do I start on the newer ideas and work on the older stuff in between? Still need to figure out though, if I want "To update or not update". Suggestions anyone? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanx :eek:
     
  2. Bimber
    Offline

    Bimber Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    currently in Africa
    If the events take place in that period i see no reason why you should unless you stated its present time but even then i would suggest just fixing the date so its clear in which period its happening
    But bottom line is its up to you its your story tell it how you want...

    hope it helps btw did you try to publish any of them?
     
  3. iolair
    Offline

    iolair Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Exeter, UK
    Personally, unless you have an absolute 'killer' story among them that will take the world by storm, I would just go onward with new material. But, that's just me.
     
  4. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    since it seems you just write them and let them lie there unread by anyone other than yourself, it doesn't matter how 'current' the details are...

    if you ever decide to submit any for publication, that would be the time to make a decision...
     

Share This Page