It’s a very strange feeling, reading something you wrote long ago.
In On Writing, Stephen King suggests that after you finish a draft, you should put it away for a couple months and work on something else. That way, when you go back to edit it later on, it will be almost like you’re reading someone else’s work. It’ll be familiar yet new, allowing you to see it as you never could when you were slaving over it every single day.
It’s good advice, but it’s also very, very weird. It’s like hearing your own voice, speaking to you from the past.
I’m at that scene now, the one I’ve been looking forward to. There’s hard work ahead, but I’m excited. Better get to it!