Agent Jonathan Lyons had a post on Saturday that should be required reading for every would-be writer.
Go here and scroll down to January 26th: "Fresh and Original Ideas."
In the kindest possible way, Jonathan tells writers that most of the query letters he gets are neither fresh nor original.
Every time I walk into Barnes & Noble and see a dozen new vampire novels I know just how he feels. Enough already with the vampires.
Now if you could give me a book where the vampire has an allergy to Type O blood that results in an eating disorder, maybe I'd read it.
Thanks for the reminder, Jonathan.