Some of us have been at this writing thing for a while now. Sometimes decades. I'd like to know if you reread your old stuff, stuff you wrote years ago. I assume you loved it when you wrote it; do you still love it? Does it still move you? If you've moved on in your life, does it bring back the young person who wrote it? Do you admire your younger self? I recently read over a chapter or two of the first draft of my first novel. There are technical things wrong with it, of course. But I think it's kind of amazing - much of the prose is beautiful, the setting is compelling, the characters are wonderfully rendered and seem fully human to me. I was swept along by the imagination of my own younger self. I've also reread some earlier stories I've written and thought they were crap. What was I thinking? Was I really that incompetent? Did I really think that particular plot twist would make a lousy story good? How did I let that paragraph out of the workshop when it's so goddam shoddy? Etc. So: Do you read your early work? If so, are you impressed? Or are you happy you've made so much progress in developing your craft?