Here's a topic that might be an interesting conversation. I don't have this problem personally, (I hoard everything *_* ) I just wanted to see what the discussion would be like. No one needs to answer all the questions, though all advice, insights and info would be appreciated. Also note that all note-worthy posts will be highlighted below. ---- - When is an appropriate time to let a story or project go? - When is it better to simply set a story or project aside for later? - What if a story has been posted/published online, and already has views/comments? Is there a responsibility to stay dedicated to a story if it's been exposed? (Even if the author has grown tired of the story? Or has lost interest in writing?) - Does it matter if it's fiction or non-fiction? Does it depend on the genre? - What about if it's just a personal story that someone was writing for themselves? - Does the story orphaning become more ruthless if the writer has stacks and stacks of stories, notes and ideas piled everywhere, or has a desktop choked with idea documents and blog ramblings? - What would be a checklist for a story that should go into a dumpster or computer trash bin? ----------- Noteworthy Posts: - - - (Updated every couple of days.) ----------- Thanks for reading, and sorry if this was posted before. : ) Personally, I think that stories that are over 6 months old and haven't gotten farther then a few pages might need to be set aside for later. However, if a project has been set aside for longer then a year, it might be time to let go, especially if there are plenty of other, more engaging projects being worked on.