In fact, I keep multiple drafts going at once because sometimes simply writing out my thoughts is enough for me. Or it lends itself to a better story or things I hadn’t thought of before I wrote my stream of consciousness.
When I have thoughts, they sit in my brain… until I get them out I can’t move forward. Not every thought that comes to my brain is worth saying out loud. But, maybe that 2nd, 3rd or 4th one is.
I think ultimately, it just depends on why you write and who you are writing for. Sometimes, it’s just for myself.
Writing for yourself is nothing but beneficial.