Category: The Dark World – Book 1

Finals, Writing, and Anxiety
Fitting that this be my 100th post, it being about the end of things, as it were. No, I’m not ending this blog, but I am ending this semester at college (it’s finals week, hence my lack of blogging, and writing. For shame, I know), and for a while now I’ve been holed up in a whirlwind of anxiety and sickness. I don’t feel well. I don’t feel…like myself. I feel scared, tired, sad, and, quite frankly, not good enough. I barely go on Goodreads anymore, I no longer promote TDW or TIG (and part of that is because I’m…
Interview from Romania!
On Goodreads, I got this message: And replied back in the positive (of course)! Here’s the interview! (His book-review blog is all mostly in Romanian.) 1. Describe yourself in a word. Ambitious 2. What’s your favourite book/author? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling but my favorite author, I’d say is Edgar Allan Poe. 3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? Never give up, keep writing, keep honing your craft, write, write, write, and above all, believe in your story/poem…etc. You can do it and if you’re writing, you’re already living your dream. 4.…
Expanding Outlets and Individual Facebook Pages
So I’m on Goodreads (finally), I’ve updated my Amazon Author Central Page, and I’ve added separate Facebook pages for The Dark World, Judgment, and soon to be The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia L. Bordeaux, and The Immortal’s Guide. I’m expanding and making former maybe ideas into something much more concrete! If you’re on Goodreads, add me as a friend and maybe send me a message? I love to talk to fellow writers and people in general! Keep your bite you lovely Creatures! -S.C. Parris
Update.
The Immortal’s Guide is coming along well and as the deadline fast approaches, I’m inclined to step back and reflect on my journey writing The Dark World, how far I’ve come, and where The Immortal’s Guide takes my characters, and the apparent (and not so apparent) themes that have undoubtedly sprouted up in the time of writing both books. I’ll be frank, I had no clear direction or outline while writing The Dark World, and to be honest I thought I’d never create one, but for The Immortal’s Guide, an outline of some sort had to be kept in mind. Themes…
Awesome Feedback and College-Consumed Days
Sorry guys, since school’s started up, I haven’t had much time to update this as I would’ve liked, but I have a bit of time before I must sleep to rise early for my nine o’clock class (remind me why I made my schedule that way, again?), I decided I’d share some things that have been going on with me. My mother’s friend told me she wanted to buy the book a few months ago. Low and behold I get a notification from facebook: it’s a reply to a status update I wrote about what I was writing.  “your book…
Character of the Week: Eleanor Lucretia Black
Character of the Week has been updated on the website! The previous Character of the Week, Xavier, has been placed in the forums in its respective place under Xavier’s name. And if you don’t feel like trekking over to the website, I’ll just leave Eleanor’s mini bio here:
Hershey Park / Book Covers / Book Sales
Taken with my iPhone at Hershey Park’s Zoo yesterday. Had no idea Eagles were so incredibly large! Their wing spans can reach up to 7 feet across! Needless to say my mind was blown. Moving on, I’m back in New York, and I returned home to some amazing news. Another happy customer, tagged me in a Facebook post, showing me they received their copy of my book at last. Quite quite lovely. I was in the car when I signed onto Facebook on my phone and saw the post. Gave me a nice jolt of pleasant surprise (I often forget…
Alone
I stared into the eyes of dirt, And knew that mud would soon form within, If only they could. I turned from you, Pressed to find a colder heart, Somewhere… Somewhere deep within my own. And though I’d spilled so much blood, Times past, Decades before, This wilting strand of acceptance I held close, Haunted me forevermore. -Xavier Delacroix
Interview With A Fan
A fellow fan wanted to interview me and I thought it’d be a great idea so here it is. Fan: How are you this evening, Ms. Parris? Me: I’m a bit under the weather but I’m pressing on. Thank you. Fan: I have finished reading the first book in the series, titled The Dark World, and I have to say it was Brilliant! This is your first published piece of work correct? Me: If you don’t count a poem published in a book of students’ poetry when I was in middle school, then yes, this is my first published piece…