Jami Attenberg talks about trashing your tome.
"Salvaging. Cherry picking. Fresh starts. Firm goodbyes. I think about all these stories and it’s so clear: throwing things away is just part of the process. Can we look at moving on from something that isn’t working not as a failure but as a step toward a future success with our writing? I know, I know, it’s easier to accept making such a big move in retrospect. But every part of making your art is about taking a leap." - Writer Jami Attenberg