I don’t like vampires that much.
There, I said it. I’ve never been a fan of vampires in general. The whole drinking blood thing is kind of skeevy to me, it always has been, and I’m sure it always will be. I’ve seen a bunch of vampire movies, and I’ve read a few books about them, and so far my favorites things with vampires in them are the Underworld movies, and the Cirque du Freak novels.
I hear you saying something like, “If you don’t like vampires, then why are you writing about them?”
My answer is simple: Because I like the story of it. The idea of a poor vampire who can’t seem to catch a break no matter what he tries is fascinating to me. I like the way this is coming out, I like the characters, I like the setting, I even like my version of vampires.
Vampires come in many shapes and sizes; there are so many ways to do them and have them still fit in the category of “vampire”.
Does the blood thing gross me out? Yes. Do I wonder every day why I’m writing about vampires? Yes.
But I’m doing it because it’s so different from my normal style and my normal genre. Because it’s a challenge.
Current word count for Struggles of a Modern Vampire: 61,698/50,000!
Until I fight for the sake of the kangaroos,
Andrew Ronzino, Explorer of the Vision Quest