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September 29, 2010

Nothing New Under The Sun By Debbie Vaughan

Filed under: Writing life — dangerouslysexy @ 04:00
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t’s true you know? As my website, Get Bit! indicates, I write about vampires. Not just vampires of course, but all the other creatures we associate with them. I write urban fantasy. Am I the first? Heaven’s no! Many, many have gone before and will come after.

People often tell me, “but, all that’s been done.” or “insert famous author’s name here”, writes about those.” To which I reply, “Yes, but mine are different.” There really isn’t anything new under the sun. The trick is to put a new slant on what everyone knows. Will there be similarities between my writing and other authors? Certainly, it’s inevitable. There should be! If you want to read about vampires you expect there to BE vampires, right?

The trick is to present my characters differently than all the rest. I think I have done that. I read a lot, in every genre, but admittedly mostly my own. I am well aware of what is out there. I know agents and editors keep up too. That’s their job. Hopefully when Midnight Sun comes across their desk, they won’t just groan, “Oh no, not another vampire novel!”, but will take the time to read at least part of it. Because then, I’m very sure, you all will get to read it. You want to read about a rich, handsome cowboy turned vampire who owns a tanning salon, about his hilarious gay sidekick, the girl they both grow to love and her dachshund, don’t you?

I think I have built a better mousetrap. Here mousy, mousy. . .

7 Comments »

  1. I want to ask a question that has been posed before: Are you tired of vampire stories or just the same old vampire stories? You know the ones where all the vamps tracing back to Vladd and werewolves to Gypsy curses. Hey, I have a series resting on your answers. Think carefully…I know where to find you!

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — September 29, 2010 @ 05:30 | Reply

  2. Oh, yes ma’am, there’s different! I’ve read the other authors and I enjoy yours much better! Keep ’em coming!As for your question, just don’t make your vampires glitter. That really threw me off. You know who I mean too!

    Comment by Jadette Paige — September 29, 2010 @ 06:36 | Reply

    • Jadette, it is my goal in life to save the world from glittery vampires and their progeny. Have no fear, the only thing sparkling on my vamps is their personalities.

      Comment by Debbie Vaughan — September 29, 2010 @ 06:40 | Reply

  3. Debbie, I couldn’t agree more about the slant concept. Heck, if people didn’t vary on the same idea then no one would have bought the second romance novel or the second vampire novel…why do it if you already read one in that genre.

    Your characters are amazing and once a publisher clues in to the gem you have, readers everywhere are in for a REAL TREAT! I’m tearing through Midnight Sun and am still amazed it’s not published already. And what’s more, you manage to keep a full cast of characters vibrant while remaining focused on a central story line and romance. Highly impressive. You’ve captured these characters and their lives.

    As always, hugs and kisses. Thanks for the great post!!!

    Oh, and there are still only 11 votes for Who Would You Rather Sleep With: Eric of Bill from True Blood at http://www.dhstarr.blogspot.com. Eric is ahead by one vote.

    Doug

    Comment by DH Starr — September 29, 2010 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Oh golly gee! I’m blushing here. Thanks for all those kind words. From your lips to a editor’s ear?

      I am beating the bushes to get more voters to your poll. Eric has GOT to beat Bill or I’ll be forced to. LOL
      xoxoxo

      Comment by Debbie Vaughan — September 29, 2010 @ 10:42 | Reply

  4. Love this post, it is so true! And you, dear, definitely have built a better mousetrap. 😀

    Comment by Ellie Writes Too — September 29, 2010 @ 12:23 | Reply


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