Jerry, I’m just in the process now of rewriting the first novel I ever wrote. Years ago. In fact, I’m serializing it here on Medium.
When I read through it a few weeks ago, I was astonished by how terrible much of it was. ;-) Embarrassing!
But over the years, I just kept writing and writing and writing and writing some more.
Eventually, I must have developed some of those neural pathways, because the stuff I write these days is halfway readable sometimes.
I grew up on Bradbury, by the way — on his lyricism and the beauty of his prose.
“Something Wicked this Way Comes,” is one of my favorite pieces of his non science fiction.
“The Martian Chronicles,” of course, while set on Mars, are about as poetic and powerfully plaintive a set of stories as I could imagine anyone ever writing.