I’ve got vampires on the brain. I’ve been revising my erotic vampire story. It’s nearly done and I plan to submit it, with hope, today.
I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe the reason there are so many vampire stories being written is because, well, they’re kinda fun to write. Okay, I know that’s not the case but I thought I’d share my insight anyway. I mean, we all know it’s the market that drives what gets published.
Hmmm, I think I’ll just drop that particular topic. Whenever I start thinking about what drives what gets published I get a headache.
Suffice to say, I am having fun with this vampire story. Now, my vampire has to be a romantic vampire because I’m writing a romantic erotic vampire story but I find that I enjoy writing a character who isn’t human and doesn’t necessarily feel bound by human laws or morals but, because he’s attracted to the heroine (and also needs to survive), he has to at least adhere to those laws and morals as far as he is able to.
In this particular story I’m not trying to turn the vampire mythos on its head. I pretty much stick with the standard vampire tropes.
So, yeah, I’ve got vampires on the brain. But once the story is done I’ll be turning to another genre, fantasy, for a bit before I go back to the vamps.
Oh, yeah, the pic is of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt from Interview with a Vampire. They’re in New Orleans. Dining.
Notice that strange ring on Cruise’s thumb. That’s what Lestat, the character he plays, uses to open the veins on his victims. Pretty cool if not also utterly morbid.