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.

Remember, first drafts always suck.

Just a little quicky post today.

I'm back in the writing game and working out plot elements and scenes for the third book in the Immortalis series and I keep finding myself typing out stuff and then deleting it.

Not a good idea!! Writers, don't do this to your first drafts. Let the story come out organically. Let it flow from imagination to paper.

It's ok to write bad in a first draft. First drafts always suck. They are not what will get published.

Constant spot editing and scene perfecting comes later, after the story is written. If you don't get the whole story down, you will never do it.

So, I say this as much to myself as to you others out there struggling with a first draft.  Write the story as it comes, whether it sucks or not, just get it down on paper. It can always be edited or fixed later.

Thank you, that is all. =)