The Shortform
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The Shortform

Should You Publish a Story You Yourself Don’t Like

But have already spent a lot of time on it.

Many times I feel excited to write about a topic — the first draft looks promising but after a few rounds of editing, I don’t like the final draft. And I have no capacity left to revise.

This platform is forgiving so I have the temptation to press publish because of the sunk costs…



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Rummy Kaur

Mother of a toddler, wife, data analyst, arts administrator, writer, traveler — trying to balance it all but eager to add more to it. I write personal stories.