Am I degrading as an author? HELP?

So last year I started working on this novel idea I had in mind. I wrote one fourth of it then school started and I had to stop. Now I’m working on it again, except everything I write seems like trash. I already have a detailed outline and a long synopsis, so it’s not like I don’t where I’m going with this. In... show more So last year I started working on this novel idea I had in mind. I wrote one fourth of it then school started and I had to stop. Now I’m working on it again, except everything I write seems like trash. I already have a detailed outline and a long synopsis, so it’s not like I don’t where I’m going with this. In fact, I know exactly how everything pans out. It’s just that when I look at my earlier chapters I think wow, they’re brilliant and now I feel like I’ve lost that spark. Is it normal? Will I like my newer pieces more after I give them some time too, or have I degraded as an author and lost my talent? HELP
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