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Giving Up The Bite

Is vampire fiction losing its popularity?

I'm not talking with the readers of vamp fic, but the writers. Clearly, authors like Laurell K. Hamilton and Katie MacAlister are still very much in love with telling tales about bloodsuckers, but according to an interview with Poppy Z. Brite that I stumbled upon recently and Anne Rice's notorious Amazon.com defense, some authors are just plain tired of of writing about vampires. Or maybe

To Blog Or Not To Blog…

...that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of...ah, fugghedaboutit!

I've gone back and forth on the issue of blogging. Many writers view blogging as an excellent way to promote your work. Many poo-poo the notion. Many are still on the fence about it. Me? I'm hanging off the fence with ripped shorts and my leg wrapped around my head, praying I don't fall and break a leg...or worse,