So far I have deleted five chapters of the Ultimate Fairy Book. Two of them my favourites.
The truly horrifying thing? Afterwards it was like they were never even there. The changes I needed to make in their absence? Almost zero.
Sigh. Makes me wonder why I wrote them in the first place . . .
I enjoy deleting vast chunks of text. It’s the easiest kind of rewriting. Plus it always makes my books better. I don’t miss what I’ve nuked. Seriously I have never restored any deleted passages or chapters. Not once. I always save them but I rarely look at them again.
Am I alone?