I have never looked at the tally in my blog where the little elves in the computer tabulate how many posts I have and how many … drumroll … drafts I have.
Drafts? What? You mean I’ve done some of the work already and have only to polish and publish?
Well, sign me up. There are, according to the WordPress computer, 109 posts I never finished. Cool! I don’t have to think of a new post for, like, 109 days!
The stats are either disheartening (if I feel that 109 false starts is a bit too many to have abandoned) or impressive (if I check my batting average: 900+ published and 100+ just languishing, ignored).
Ten percent waiting, frustrated sounds about right. In fact, that ratio is almost exactly like my to-do list when I finally give up on the mess and start a new list, dutifully transferring the 10% left uncrossed, pristinely written weeks before and totally snubbed.
The lowly items on my to-do list that are transferred every time and then left sheepishly wringing their hands, all alone, should get their own special list. They’re not moving to my To-Don’t List, because the forgotten and ignored items are not bad ideas or wastes of time. They’re just never gonna happen.
To that list I’m now adding, “Read through old drafts and decide what should be edited and posted.”
There. I just spared you 109 hair-brained ideas, snarky whining, and categorical evidence of either poor behavior from my offspring, or poor behavior toward my offspring.