I was cleaning up an older short I had written for submission, and much of my original perception of it had changed.
The dialog was far stronger than I remembered (go me!) and flowed believably and beautifully - what a thrill!
On the other hand, the descriptive and action passages clunked harder than an engine with no oil - right before it throws a rod, leaving you stranded on the side of the interstate at three a.m.
When I originally wrote this piece, I was under the mistaken impression that both aspects were decent, if not glowing. Surprise...
It's always a good idea to put that piece away for a little while after you write it. The good bits are never quite as good, and the bad never quite so horrid, as they first appear.