Quick Update

I know I haven't updated in a while but I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive. :) Not that you were worried, I'm sure. Much has been happening for me. Long story short my lovely boyfriend decided to surprise me with a visit this coming Saturday. I'm taking my driving test on Tuesday and he wanted to be there to support me. :')

Onto writing news, he's been reading the book, and after talking to him and another friend about how far they'd gotten and which characters they liked or didn't, I'm very pleased to say that they both saw my characters the way I did. They were interested in the story as well and eager to see how it turned out. Coincidentally, hearing their thoughts aloud helped me with writing the sequel, The Immortal's Guide.

Just hearing where they thought the story would go really helped me with the second book. My boyfriend's ideas especially helped with a lot - and funnily enough many things he said he thought would happen very well are down the line in the series.

So that's what's happening. Next post I think I'll get into my views on writing erotic and/or sex scenes and if they're just there for no reason or to move the story along.

Stay tuned.

-S.C./Sheron Parris

Break From Writing; Disney World

Today I woke up with another pounding headache and immediately knew today would be a "take a break from writing day." So I did. I spent all day on the phone with my lovely boyfriend (who is also a writer/aspiring game designer; how lucky am I?) and he surprises me tonight with some interesting news, but first I'll tell the story: I'm sitting there, watching the Travel Channel when it's ALL Disney Resort background stuff - you know behind the scenes stuff, how things work...etc. So I text my boyfriend the following and this is the conversation that ensued:

Of course, he would NOT shut up - he merely continued to say that he was also trying to get us tickets to Universal Studios. (One of my favorite places on Earth and his as well apparently.) And I damn near died.

No one has ever paid me so much loving affection and attention, and no one has ever planned such an elaborate vacation for me and them - this is quite the surprise.

I'm still in shock and just in awe.

And last night I had a dream about a beautiful white and gold ring with red diamonds (not rubies) - I was given it by my mother who told me it was mine and I had long forgotten about it.

What does it all mean?

I believe it portends to the fact that my life, which has been nothing but fairly terrible up until this year, has finally had a massive turn around.

I wonder what else is in store for my future.

-S.C./Sheron Parris