No matter what you think about Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books, there is no denying their success. I just saw an article that stated people have already started to camp out for the premier of Breaking Dawn (part two) this weekend. They will be living in tents pitched over concrete for five days! That is some serious dedication to the characters she created!
I read a lot of agent blogs. Many of those agents have made it clear that they will refuse to consider ANY paranormal romances, from now on. They think the market is saturated and there is no way they want to take on another. This is pretty disheartening news for paranormal writers. Guess who writes paranormal? Me.
Grant it, I write a lot of other genres too, but I happen to really love paranormal. And I've already written one. One that I'd like to see in print. I'm not deluded into believing I'm going to be the next Stephenie Meyer, not at all, I'd just like to see my hard work at least acknowledged by an agent. Which leads me to another question- who and what do you write for?
Should you scrap your ideas and characters because an agent won't even entertain the idea of them? If your book isn't marketable anymore, do you nix it and jump on to the next big fad? Because personally, I won't. I feel like my story at least deserves a chance to be told. And I will publish it myself, if I have too. How do you feel about paranormal? I'd like to get your opinion. Is it still well-played or just plain played out?
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