We’re searching old manuscripts for deleted scenes for our July newsletter.
Some of these scenes we liked, but we deleted because they didn’t fit the story any more. Others were deleted simply because they were just bad.
When you’re writing early drafts you allow your writing to be bad. That’s what editing is for. But oh, my goodness, they can be embarrassing to re-read. Especially when you’re planning on putting them into a newsletter.
Some deleted scenes really should stay deleted.