So, I've been zooming my way through Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series (why on EARTH did I wait so long to read these?!?!?!), and it has put me in the mood to look over Project 1. You remember project 1. The thing I swore I was nearly done with, only to abandon it completely and move on to a younger, prettier project. Yeah, that one.
So during excessive downtime today at work, I started re-reading some of the snippets I have saved...pretty much everywhere. And really, it's not as hideous as I remember. I can easily pick out the pieces that ARE, and they're all the first pieces I wrote years ago. But the more recent stuff I worked on, just before shelving the whole thing, really isn't bad.
Granted, it needs plot work. But I think fixing the plot is going to involve writing new pieces, and making cosmetic changes on old pieces. I don't think I'll have to actually scrap too much. That makes me like...ahead, right?