However, I do think that they get over-done in the lit world when people try to ride the coat-tails of books that hit it big. And then it ruins it for everyone because as soon as people hear that it's a story about vampires they are automatically turned off. Why? Because it's been done and done and done.
But what if you have a unique approach? What if it's something that hasn't been done before? You're still going to suffer, believe me. And if you don't, go look up literary agents that still accept Paranormal...now go look at their website and tell me how many of them specifically say "NO VAMPIRES". There are A LOT. They say it's been overdone. And yes, it has been done and redone, but who's to say that there still isn't an audience, that it can't be sold? I believe that there will always be a market for vampire stories and here's why...
Tales of vampires have been found in nearly every culture around the world for many centuries. In literature, they have been around since the 18th century...that's right, the friggin' 18th century. From poems, to stories, to books. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Bram Stoker's Dracula - from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight - from Christine Feehan's Carpathian series to Charlaine Harris' The Southern Vampire Mystery series. I barely even touched the surface, but you get my point. The allure of the vampire is amazing and I don't believe that it will ever truly go away. Not as long as people bring new and fresh perspectives to them.
And this...I just had to share because it is TOO funny!