Some Write It Hot

October 19, 2010

Vampires by Jenika Snow

Filed under: Writing life — dangerouslysexy @ 04:00
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So I was sitting in my car the other day listening to a really good Muse song that for the life of me the name has slipped my mind. I’m wondering if I should switch genres?? I enjoy writing about vampires, like really, really love writing about them. I don’t know what it is about them that just draws me….

My husband says I need to write something so out of the box it blows people away, but the thing is, I can’t really picture myself writing anything but vampires, shape shifters and my beloved Dimi of the Seven Moons. Although I have ventured into contemporary, my heart still lies with the unknown.

I think the whole idea of a lover sinking their fangs into you, or a werewolf biting your shoulder to claim you, or even a tribe of seven foot tall warriors that are so possessive, so masculine it leaves you breathless is exciting, tantalizing even…those are the things I enjoy reading as a reader, and so I think I focus all of my writing to fit what I like to read.

Is this wrong? Is this normal? I don’t know, but how do you break a habit, a desire that seems right–that has all of your attention?

So is it old, like a tattered book on a dusty shelf? Heavens know there is enough vampires and werewolves out there to keep anyone happy, but is it too much?

This is what I thought about while I listened to the soft spoken tunes of Muse. So I guess my question is…do you, the reader enjoy when a writer focuses on one thing, or would you like to see them branch off? I hear everyone saying vampires and werewolves will fade away, that the hype will die down, and that may be true, but there is something inside of me that has a feeling that they won’t, that there will always be a desire for the unnatural, or the dark and devilish…that’s just me though, but even if they do die off, I know I would still write about them.

Jenika Snow…Tales to Tantalize


  1. Jenika,

    Trust me they will never fade away. How long has it been since Bram Stoker penned Dracula? What of all the tales about them, never written, that were his inspiration? I know I have been drawn to the legends for as long as I can remember and can’t think of never writing them again. ~Shudder~ I read those books, too. There may be another flash in the pan from time to time which removes them from the limelight, but our dark darlings will always be there, waiting and watching…

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — October 19, 2010 @ 04:36 | Reply

  2. The hype is always there, just at varying degrees. I think, as a writer, you need to write what you love to write, no matter if your subject matter has been done a thousand times before. Your take on the myth will be your own and no one else’s, and if it’s a good story (which I’m sure it will be :)) your readers will be there right along with you.

    Comment by Ash Penn — October 19, 2010 @ 06:56 | Reply

  3. I agree with Debbie. They won’t fade away. They may slow down from time to time but go completely away? No, not a chance. I think the market gets saturated and rumors start to fly that vamps are going out but no.

    I like your kids of stories. They’re not your normal hot romance. I wouldn’t want them to be! Just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re fine!

    Comment by Judith Leger — October 19, 2010 @ 10:27 | Reply

  4. Echoing the masses here. Write what you wanna write and stop listening to the naysayers. I personally love shifter stories. Can’t get enough of ’em. So you keep writing them ’cause I need someone to keep me in supply 😉

    Comment by Gillian Archer — October 19, 2010 @ 14:34 | Reply

  5. I agree with everyone, write what you like and what works for you. Everyone puts there own spin on things and that keeps it fresh, yes there is a lot of it out there but each one is still unique. I figure you shouldn’t jump out of a floating boat, you can always adjust down the road if by some freak of nature you need to.

    Comment by Lauren Fraser — October 19, 2010 @ 14:46 | Reply

  6. Of course you guys are totally right, and I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels this way! 🙂

    Comment by Jenika Snow — October 19, 2010 @ 18:49 | Reply

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