Sunday, January 07, 2007
I finished my vampire story yesterday (sigh). It's terrible, and I mean really truly awful. The only thing that's good about it is the title, and that's stolen. Maybe I'm not cut out to write paranormals.
I will admit to having something of a problem with the whole genre or at least with writing it. The thing is everything is so damn action orientated and pop videoish these days, and I like my horror dark and my ghost stories grainy. I like complexity and emotion and fear, things Underworld and the like just don't provide. And all the novels on the shelves seem to follow similar lines. Arrgh!
Anyway as sort of research (read cheap excuse), we watched Tale of a Vampire again. It's been about 10 years since I'd last seen it, and while it didn't blow me away to the same extent it did first time around, I still love it. Okay, so it looks seriously low budget, but that actually works to its advantage. It's quirky and brutal and there are no super powers in sight. Oh, and Julian Sands plays himself most excellently :-)
But, getting back to my vampire story. I really want to send something for this Wicked Words deadline cause it's the last one for the foreseeable future, but sheesh, I can't send this. Least ways, not if I want the editor to take me seriously. So, I guess I'm gonna have to do some drastic fixing or else write another story (meep), like I have any ideas... But tell me folks, what do you want to read, paranormal wise? Even if it doesn't help me sort this bleeder out, it'll be really useful info when it comes to writing my novella. I think it's pencilled in for later this month.
Recently watched: Tale of a Vampire
Currently listening to: Rampaging children
Currently reading: Just finished, Saihoshi Vol 2 by Kosen