Okay, I know it’s not the popular thing to say, but I have a very strong aversion to vampires, or let me be more specific since vampires don’t really exist (or do they?) – vampire stories and movies creep me out.
It’s about the blood. No, it’s about my neck. No, it’s about both. I always turn my head when there’s blood and gore in a film.
I was almost paralyzed when I was about 12 and my little sister started bleeding profusely from a pulled tooth. I just barely managed to get her situated over the bathroom sink, then quickly called for my mom and went to lay down on my bed, queasy and dizzy.
Then I’ve always had this thing about my neck. See, I’m fairly convinced I was guillotined in another life and hence I can’t stand being touched on my neck or wearing anything that’s too tight around it. A choker necklace is completely out of the question.
Given these two intimate details, which is probably TMI (too much information), there is no way I can get into a book that is about vampires. So, unfortunately, that leaves a large segment of the Indie authors out of my reach. Too bad for me, I fear.
As with anything I don’t understand, I struggle to get into the mindset of someone who loves vampire stories. I would really enjoy writing a character who’s into vampires, but since I don’t get it, I can’t write it.
So, part of my reason for writing this is to ask those of you out there who are into the vampire thing to please comment. I really would appreciate your feedback.