So, here’s a lovely little pro tip: before you go and read any of your previous work, prepare yourself.
I’ve recently started reading Sunrise Sapling in its entirety (for the first time) in preparation for editing. It’s good… but also bad. Keep in mind that I wrote the first chapter a couple of years ago, just after I had finished the first draft for Awakening.
In the time between then and now, my writing ability has grown quite dramatically, so I was expecting to see a difference in the quality and flow.
Thankfully, editing allows me to rewrite those early sections, brining them up to the standard found in the rest of the book.
TL;DR: The writer you once were would most likely be in awe of the writer you have become. Don’t give up!
Thanks for listening, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!