Trends…they happen in every industry and I’d love to know how. In fashion, one day bell bottoms are all the rage, the next day they’re throwing rapidly decaying fruit matter at you. It doesn’t make sense.
Same is true for publishing. For a while vampires are hot, hopefully that will change soon. (No offense to anybody writing a vampire novel!!) So what dictates these trends? Who decides what’s hot and what’s not?
Even more important, as a writer, do you follow them? I personally don’t, because it takes me a while to write a book, so if I were to follow a trend, by the time I was done, the trend would be long dead.
What about you?