I often find myself coming back to old unfinished (and even finished) things and extracting bits and pieces for something new I’m working on.
Of course one should try to finish as much as possible, but reality bites and things get put to the side for various reasons.
I never delete anything I’ve started. Sometimes I end up finishing a track years after I’ve started it. The puzzle suddenly comes together.
It’s good to routinely browse and listen to the old projects – I’ve noticed more often than not something good comes out of it.
Think of your unfinished projects as a library of sounds and ideas for those moments when you’re feeling a bit drained on ideas and inspiration.
Put that stuff to good use. This way you’ll feel your work on those projects was not wasted!