|I truly don't enjoy writing vampires. Scratch that. I don't enjoy reading vampire tales. So much is rehashing the same old ground. Very few writers bring anything new to the mythology. The stories are about becoming a vampire, or finding out they exist. I get tired of that.|
Despite my reservations about vamps, of course I'm currently writing them. I'm reworking an older vamp tale, working on a "fresh" one, and contemplating a novel. The older work has vampire characters, but it's not about being a vampire. it's about that moment where your first big crush ends. The fresh one is bound to give a certain New Orleans based editor horrible Katrina flashbacks, and I do apologize in advance, but I'm still going to write it. The novel will be based on a short story I wrote several years ago. It's at least a twist on the mythology. Yes, I'm talking about Vampires! In Space! It's more of an action thriller where one of the characters happens to be a blood drinker, but he's not exactly a vamp. I know I've been threatening to write that one for a couple years. Now that the Chaos Magic trilogy is done, maybe I will.