I have a confession to make.
Though I try, I simply cannot throw words away.
Nope. Can’t do it.
I have draft after draft all saved. I have “Alternates to X Draft” filled with beautiful prose, but not so good it made the final cut.
When I’m troubled by a particular passage/sentence/paragraph I save every version, then torture myself by revisiting it later, polishing it up, then changing my final draft to whatever I’ve just whipped up.
How about you? How do you go from draft to draft? Do you just overwrite the older version with the new, or create an entirely new version and work on that one?