If you are an author, you probably have some oldies but goodies when it comes to your published books. I have some too. Being an author with 6 published books myself, four of them are my oldies but goodies. Three of them were titles that I self-published all because I was impatient; it was taking way too long to get published because I was submitting my material by way of snail mail to publishing houses. Well, you know how that can go sometimes...It can take up to nearly a year sometimes before you get a reply. You wait and wait and wait, and then you get the big let down...the rejection. I bet I sent out a thousand submissions back then, trying to break into well known publishing houses. It was a disappointment, but at the same time, a very good learning experience. I grew from that experience, but that is nothing new, when it comes to writing and experiencing, I am always growing and learning as I walk beside this book mobile of opportunities. I guess that's why you can say I landed right here on the Red Room. It's a new experience.
Okay, back to the oldies but goodies. My first two books, Sugar and Spice Fairy Tales for Girls and Smiles and Frowns through Animal Town were self-published, my third; which is an ebook exclusive, was published by an online ebook publisher. That title is "Wohali and the Little People." Now getting that published through a publisher was exciting. I always wanted a publisher to see my worth as a writer and it finally happened. Out of those three books, I have to say that the Cherokee Indian story is my favorite. Wohali became like a son, my little Indian warrior, and when I saw the cover for the first time, well that just blew my mind. It made Wohali seem real, like you could reach out and touch him.The artist created him just like I pictured him in my mind when I was creating him. He was conceived and later he was born. All I can say is that whole experience was awesome from beginning to end, from manuscript to ebook.
Oldies but goodies, we can't forget about them just because we have some new books available. We still have to push them too, they are still our babies. If you are an author, you will know what I mean. They made the first foot print in our publishing adventure, they paved the way for more books to come. We don't want them forgotten, or put on a shelf just to collect dust. That's why I am still talking about them....my oldies but goodies. They opened the door to where I am now.