I'm doing a massive deep-clean of my room today, and I keep finding scraps and pieces of old manuscripts lying around in drawers, closets, folders. They're everywhere: ideas scrawled in notebooks, character and plot notes on loose-leaf paper, whole drafts of edited manuscripts in stacks or three-ring binders.
And I have NO IDEA what to do with them. Part of me wants to be nostalgic and keep them, because maybe someday I'll have fun reading through the old stuff, the unpublished stuff, the really bad stuff that no one else ever saw.
But the other part of me wants to chuck it all in the recycle bin -- because honestly, if I kept every print-out or notecard of every draft I ever wrote, I wouldn't have room for a bed in my room.
What do you do with old manuscript copies and writing notes? Should I be nostalgic or realistic? Help!!