In Defense of Yet Another Vampire Novel

Let me begin by saying, I didn’t write a vampire novel because it was hot.  I wrote Eternal Bond waaay before the whole Twilight phenomenon began.  You see, Eternal Bond was my starter novel.  For those who don’t know, a starter novel is sorta like a starter house.  It’s your first and it’s where you make all your mistakes.  That’s exactly what happened with my novel.  I hadn’t written a full length novel before and got overwhelmed.

So I began writing other things, in fact, I wrote several children’s book, and a YA novel.  Eternal Bond was simply put on a CD ROM and never touched for almost 2 years.  In fact, it was almost deleted several times, for disk space but I never could do it.  I actually kept it around as a memento of my failure.  Yes, we authors can be such masochists!


It wasn’t until I hooked up with several author groups on Facebook that I realized I wasn’t the only one who wrote weird stuff.  In fact, these people revitalized my love of writing and vampires.  Like them, I was sick of the everyday “normal” monster/vampires that were being portrayed on television and in books.  I get it’s metaphoric but I missed the good ol’ vamps who were controlled by their dark impulses.  I also wanted the gore and fright back is that so wrong?!?

I wanted my vampires to be nothing like the humans around them.  In fact, I wanted them to be so unearthly that they despised humanity and not only fed off their blood but also their inferiority.  I wanted vampires that were bigger than life and so, I went back to my starter novel and started from the very beginning.  I hacked words and rewrote the entire thing.  Actually there are several versions of the book and none of them were any good!  I think I managed to nail it on the 4th try.  Give a looksie and see for yourself here.


3 thoughts on “In Defense of Yet Another Vampire Novel

  1. Fantastic! I’m so excited you finished it. I’ve always seen vampires as totally wicked. I’m so glad someone else does too!


      1. I know the feeling. I have a few like that. “Indian Summer” took nearly 10 years to complete.


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