It’s a normal part of being a writer, but I hate looking back at some of my work. My ideas and characters are never what causes violent cringing within me. Instead, it’s the execution. I’m sure as you keep leveling up in any aspect of life, the flaws and mistakes you made before seem 10x bigger. Do you think teachers look back on some of their classes and think, “I could’ve explained that so much clearer?” Most definitely.
It’s fine! We have improved to a point the previous one looks way too amateur. It’s funny to think a year from now I’ll probably think my current work is terrible. I just wish my parents thought the same haha. As a creative, my parents have always supported me too much. My mom’s the type to buy 100 copies of a book just because I wrote it and market it to everyone she knows, which isn’t great when you want to forget an old work exists.
A nice quote to end with…
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney