Has anyone ever re-written a story they'd come with years before? How did you go about it? To explain, I wrote a novel-length story around seven years ago. I edited it a good three-four times since, but then 'stuff happened' and I put the whole thing into the proverbial drawer. Over this last year something's been nagging at me to go back to it one more time. What I find is that I still like the story, a lot of the characterisations and so forth, but my writing has undoubtedly changed since those days. I dare say it's become better in some ways, and 'simpler' in style. Also I'm not the same person I was in my early twenties. Half of me has the tendency to change 'too much' now, the other half says it's a piece that's testament to a particular time in my life, and to leave well alone. Can anyone give me any tips here? Thanks so much for reading.