I’ve started gathering together stuff I’ve already written. Some of it looks surprisingly good, although there is the occasional glaring error which didn’t get fixed at the time.
And I’ve come across some real stinkers. There’s a couple of things I wrote for a local regional newspaper competition. I thought they were pretty good at the time. Sure, there’s words that sort of make sense. They’re strung together in what look like sentences. The grammar and punctuation are spot on. But oh boy, do these stories stink.
So, conclusion? My writing is better than it used to be. And, hopefully, it’s more commercial, or at least, people will want to read it.