Not just drafts, sketches, try-out things, but also fully complete work.
In my collection of stuff I made I have a couple of these things. Projects I never really finished, short stories that never saw the light of day, pages of shitty “I’m not even trying” tier sketches. Where does it all go? Nowhere. Who’ll ever see it? Maybe me, on a rainy afternoon when I’ve got nothing better to do than browse my own archives.
I always wonder about these kind of things of other people. The unpublished scraps of famous writers, what are they like? The stacks upon stacks of sketches from renowned artists, what is there to see? Practice projects of game developers who later moved on to much greater things, would they be fun to play?
So many years of work resulting in so little appreciation. I don’t think many people realize great achievements succeed even greater amounts of practice. But that long phase of improvement is where the magic happens, it’s where you can see an artist grow, hone their skills, develop their own style.
Someone should set up a foundation for preserving such works. But would anyone be willing to have anything stored?