That’s me deflating.
I’ve been working on a book for four years. I know that sounds like a long time, but I’d only really dipped in and out of it until this year. Now my lovely, unique idea is kind of common. No, it’s not vampires, but there’s a similar saturation in the marketplace. Even an agent said this week that there was a flood of this kind of ‘mythology’.
I know in my heart that my take on the sub-genre is good, but I’m still a little disappointed to find that the original idea I had four years ago isn’t really that original! Grrrr.
I almost feel as if my idea has passed its ‘sell by’ date but I shall wade on regardless, and hope that I can offer a different voice from the other manuscripts out there. Grrrr. Did I say that before ? Grrrr.