My mom pulled out a book I had started in the sixth grade but never finished. I had totally forgotten I had ever worked on it. It. Was. Bad. But because it was so bad, I couldn't put it down! It made me laugh, and made me groan. I was really into Animorphs, and even though I tried to do something really original, it might as well have been an Animorph fanfic. But reading it was a surreal experience. Even though I had completely forgotten about it, I remembered more and more about my emotional state at that age. It got intense. It was almost like I was really eleven and had traveled through time to where I am now, like some kind of deja vu gone haywire. It was really cool seeing how far I've come as a writer and all that. Even though the writing was terrible and derivative, the first few pages were pretty unique. I've already re-written them and I'm going to use them for a new book idea (staying clear of anything resembling Animorphs). I think it could make a really cool MG sci-fi, directly from the mind of someone in the target audience! Anyway, what were your first stories like? Have you gone back and re-read them? What was that like? And if you ARE in the sixth grade, save your work! Save everything you write. You might be able to make something really cool out of it now, but if it doesn't go anywhere, you can always revisit it in the future.