About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

Polite Rejections

I recently decided to suck it up and stick myself out there. I've been hiding behind "revisions," preventing me from starting the submission process. I know I can't revise forever. My baby-my story, must get out there and try to be a real book.

So, I chose a small group of agents, and started to submit.

Less than 24 hours after my first email query, I got the dreaded rejection letter.

I cringed as I opened it, fearing the worst.

What I found, was a polite, friendly, "sorry, but no."

Yes, it was an informal, "form" letter, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. The agent said no, but keep looking. It's the, "keep looking" part that really struck me. The agent could have stopped at "sorry, but no," and I would have been ok with that.

It was refreshing to read a word of encouragement, (generic or not).

Now that I got my first out of the way, im not so scared of the rest that will be comming soon. I know it takes many "no's," before you get a "yes."