I've Been Through A Lot Recently

Whatever happen I know to keep my head up, and stay positive. Get to one thing at a time, and especially to not stress.

Better things are coming to me, I can feel it.  

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Fatigue

  Do you crawl in a ball and let yourself rest?

Or are you determined to push past it and carry on with your day knowing it's going to bring you further down later?

And for the women reading, do you get fatigued when you're close to those red days?

 

I do...or rather I am now.

I attribute my general lack of enthusiam for things and my previous poem War, to my upcoming "female week." And it reminds me how depressed and anxious I used to be on a daily basis. How tired and worn down I would feel, not wanting to even get out of the bed in the morning, no - scared to get out of the bed in the morning, scared to try anything new, scared to live.

I know right? It's sad.

But it was my life.

I attribute it (with better knowledge on the subject), to my small frame, my pumping adrenal glands that work overtime to keep everything regulated (I was premature, people), and I realized only a year or so ago that everything I let into my weakened immune system whether it be metaphorical or otherwise, was taking its toll on me. And it was my choice to let these things happen.

What can I do now but take the consequences and begin to strengthen myself, and I do that by consciously changing my outlook. Granted, some days are better than most with this. As of now, with my period looming, I'm finding it difficult to keep my eyes open let alone stay conscious for most of the day. I'm just that worn out. And don't even get me started on what this has done to my drive for writing. -_- (But I still am...barely!)

But I know it's only temporary and my core - the part of me that can no longer be changed my outside influences and passing fancies - is still there - is as strong as ever while I go through what everyone goes through - life. To let it get to me like I used to is, I have learned, terribly detrimental to my health. And being born 1lb, 10 oz., makes it harder for me to stay healthy from the get-go, but I have been, why?

Love (from family, my other-half, and my puppy). Sticking with the choices I've made. Accepting my reality (everything is what it is, right now, and if I want to change it at anytime, I can).

And taking those five or ten minutes where I can just being with myself.

It's done wonders for my frame of mind, my frame of self, and my immune system. (Vitamins notwithstanding.)

And voila!

Here I am.

Fatigued, yes, but happy about it. For once.

Are you?

(Am still writing The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia L. Bordeaux and am still editing The Dark World.)

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

Planning my 21st Birthday Ball

Yes, yes, looking for catering halls and/or party places that are elegant and nice more or less. Plan to hold a book signing at the event, have the attendees dress up as their favorite Dark Creatures or favorite character of the story and whoever dresses up the best will win a free signed copy of The Immortal's Guide and a free copy of my next up-coming novel.

I only turn 21 once, I wanted to do something fun, especially since I didn't have a sweet sixteen.

I'm in the Long Island area and I'm currently looking for places. If you know of any, please do leave a comment?

Thanks.

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

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 became more apparent as the story went on, and characters, their ties became much more apparent as everything developed.

Still writing, I find myself quite busy with college and work as I mentioned in my previous post, but my love for the art has not waned in the least. I'm still writing, I'm still working, and I'm still moving to turn out the best work (to date) that I ever have.

I desire nothing less.

Keep your bite.

S.C./Sheron Parris

The Dark World: A Delacroix Novel

Business Cards Have Arrived!

Like them? I opted for the free ones and plan to get better ones with more customized designs later on. But like many things, this will do for now, eh?

As for writing, I haven't written much today, things are just slow. In other news, I've powdered doughnuts, gonna get a cup of tea, and I'm just going to settle in today, I think.

Keep your bite,

-S.C./Sheron Parris