One of my oldest pieces of writing that survives online is my take on the witchy wolves of the Omer plains. You can find it here over at Michigan’s Other Side. I wrote it specifically for the website back in 2006-2007.
My dilemma is now this. I have grown leaps and bounds as a writer since then. There are many things I would like to correct in the original. At the same time, people seem to find and enjoy the original – particularly locals. The witchy wolf legend is going nowhere. This is exactly why I wrote the piece in the first place. Currently. It seems to come up every six months or so. Why fix it?
Even though my every instinct as a writer is to polish the piece and have the website publish that instead, there really is no reason to do so. I need to learn to leave it be.
Lately, I’ve finally started writing stories from my childhood that need to be told. They started as blog posts that I planned to share here, but now I am not so sure. They are evolving into what I’ve always planned to write. They may have to wait.