Welcome all, to another monthly round up of writers hopping about from blog to blog! Also known as the Insecure Writers Support Group blog day! Join us! http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html
Today there was a question proposed of digging out really old work and what did you do with it. Well, I have been writing a VERY long time, so I have a lot of old work lingering about.
My very first book will never see the light of day (seriously- don't even know where it is) but over the years I have stolen names and characters from it for other books.
However, a not quite as old book has definitely made a splash. Warrior Wench was written over six years ago folks. I had planned to publish it after The Lost Ancients series finished, but got it out there earlier. It's done very well in sales and professional and fan reviews. I'm not saying that to brag--I still am nowhere near quitting my day job, but just to point out that you should never give up on a work you've done.
Find your older pieces--can they be buffed up and put out as they are with some editing and spit shine? Or should you rip the pieces apart and pick out elements for other work?
Nothing should ever be wasted :).
Happy IWSG DAY!