So many stories these days are about Vampires or werewolves. we should really come up with with new fictional characters.
I agree 100%
I can't open the link to your blog.
Oops, my bad:
This really is a two edge sword. Our readers are so use to the TV model of things that they are always wanting the "new" episode next week of the story. The problem with books is that a single writer can't write fast enough to fill in that void. This is why you will always see reader's post of: "I really liked X can anyone recommend something like that?" Clearly there is a need. However, this has also lead to a lot of rehash and lazy writers just basically cranking out the same stories over and over again.
Personally if I see another half-bread bounty hunter story I will just scream no matter how well written it is.
Let's face it, as much as authors want to publish new and unique stories, most of the book buying public wants another version of the same old story. Look at how many romance novels follow the same formula: girl meets a boy she hates but has to marry because her dad owes his dad money and he drags her off and they kiss once and then she's kidnapped but realizes that she loves him and he rescues her while wearing just a kilt and they discover she's pregnant. (that sentence didn't deserve any commas.)
Of course, mine don't.
BTW, I don't get your "half-bread bounty hunter" comment? Did you mean "half-baked" as related to a Plum?
I mean "Half-breed". (I have to stop writing comment when I'm dead tired).
I personally pass them up because I think they're overdone, but I also agree that they wouldn't be so overdone if they weren't so damn popular :) Seems to me that things go in cycles. The vampire stories were gynormous when I was a kid (dating myself here...) and the Ann Rice books were big (and then they shot to fame when someone made a super hot vampire out of that barely heard of actor named Brad Pitt).
I can agree to a certain extent. It's just really popular right now. If you feel there is something else that needs to be written, I say just do it :)