As some of you may know, I started writing when I tried my hand at The Legend of Zelda fanfiction over ten years ago. While that original story was atrocious, there was a second Legend of Zelda fanfiction that I had started writing based off of the Four Swords Adventures game for the GameCube.
It was more humorous than anything else, with characters loosely based on myself, Rachel, and our elder sister Lisa joining the main character Link on his adventure. It was fairly popular, actually, until I stopped uploading it back in 2009.
That particular story is still saved on my computer and DropBox, and I was going through it on my DropBox app on my phone last night while waiting at the hairdresser’s place for Rachel to finish getting her hair trimmed. The first few chapters were awful, making me cringe, but the last couple showed a great improvement. I’m better now than I was then, but it was nice to go back and see a marked difference in my writing.
It’s little boosts like that that keep me excited to write.