I am reading over the first draft of my novel before editing. Oh.My.God. It's so bad! I can't believe there was a time when I liked what I wrote. I like the story, and have found ways to smooth it out in draft 2.
There have been some good parts. But I've had to look through layers of suck to see them. That month off has given me a fresh perspective.
What did you guys do when you thought your first draft was bad?