I've gotten excited about my Fairy story again. *grin* Well, frankly, I've been motivated to, but that's another story.
What is amazing to me, is how you can write a novel, and think it's pretty good, and once you've given it a few weeks or months and you go back to it, you suddenly think it's rubbish.
Complete rubbish. Suddenly things seem cheesey. Or silly. Or just plain awkward. And you need to edit, and rewrite, and tweeze and poke and cut and paste and...change it all.
I've had a published author tell me she wasn't "thrilled" with her book once it came out, she said there were still some things she'd change.
Makes sense. We, as writers, are not stagnant beings. We grow, we mature, we only get better at our craft. Of course we might cringe at some of our earlier writings. (Or in my case, earlier DRAFTS!)
So, I'm Editing. Edit Mode. Because everything is rubbish!!!