Left behind child passes on a tip from a writing teacher:
[M]y writing instructor ... said that you should take whatever you write and put it in your sock drawer, and then later, much later, read it again. If you can stomach it, then start editing, cause you got it to good....
She didn't say what to do if the writing merely smelled of fabric softener after its month-long exile.
How about putting it in with your dirty socks? It won't smell of fabric softener, anyway.