Hiatus

All I do know is that I have written posts sporadically, except for when I attempted to do "Blood Talk" series on the different types of Dark Creatures that litter the pages of my series. But alas, I stopped after getting to the "Phoenixes" post--why? Because school or work probably got in the way or I was in the position of going through lots of changes--which is always true for me.

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When One Chapter Ends...

I've recently taken some necessary steps to turn the next page or chapter of my life if you will, and as such I feel so much more refreshed, focused, and hmm...very much like a writer.

That writing part of myself was stamped down until recently, wallowing beneath some sort of veil I couldn't lift over excruciatingly tired eyes. I was exhausted, mentally more than physically.

But I didn't really know how depressed I was until I had a turning point, realizing where I was in my life wasn't where I needed to be for happiness sake. 

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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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Writing and Continuity

I'm not talking about continuity when it comes to ones novel, I mean continuity when it comes to ones blog. My blog in particular. I know, I know, I've been about the worst when it comes to writing continuing content - if not daily, then at least weekly. Sadly, I've done none of these things for at least the whole year.

I can blame it on outside influences, the little bouts of depression I've dealt with this year alone, but I blame it on my sheer inability to conjure up something I feel is 'worth' it to talk about. I felt I had little to nothing to actually talk about, something casual readers will find interest in. But if I'm to create and grow a fan-base, it has to start somewhere, right?

So I've decided to continue writing, and even if it's about 'nothing,' it's still something. Just because my book isn't out yet, doesn't mean I have to wait until it is to write something worthwhile.

That said, I've had the 'add a new post' page up for about a week straight now, always clicking to it when not writing book 3, always clicking out of it to go on Tumblr, or Facebook, or Cracked.com.

But never actually writing.

That changes. And change, as I've learned a lot this year alone so far, is a-okay.

I now have a Newsletter. (Hint: Click the Page Link at the top of the page to see a picture of the site. Click the picture to Subscribe to the Newsletter.)

I've changed the original outline for The Dark World Series, and for those who have followed me when I was self-published, you'd know the last book (Book 5) was to be solely about Dracula as we met him in Book 1. I'm glad to say this has changed and the series will not effectively 'end' with book 4, but continue on to book 5. The story I'm writing now has a lot to share, a lot to say, and it was wrong of me to try and tidy it up so I can share one Vampire's tale (and how I would do that troubled me as well). I'm secure enough in my writing to say you can catch glimpses of Dracula's intimate happenings as it is revealed to other characters, but there will be no (for now) sole book based only on the Dracula we were introduced to in THE DARK WORLD.

But the title of Book 5 remains DRACULA.

Confusing?

Yes, yes it is.

But trust me. It makes perfect sense.

I can't wait for you all to read it.

And if you're following me on Twitter, be sure to reply to me or post about my books or this blog with the hashtag: #DarkCreatures

#Vampires #Lycans #EliteCreatures are also awesome options, but my main one is #DarkCreatures.

Let's try to get it trending, what do you say Dark Creatures?

And if you're brand spanking new to the world and haven't been able to read a copy of THE DARK WORLD when it was self-published, you are free to subscribe to the Dark Creature Newsletter where I do a bit of explaining on the Dark World and how its come to be as it is. Also, I introduce myself and whatnot. :)

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Thank you very much for following me and what I do, and reading THE DARK WORLD SERIES, when it was THE DELACROIX SERIES. It means more to me than you know.

I plan to thank the special people who read those first rough copies with special goodies and things once the re-released version is out next year. (Fingers crossed it's around my birthday. DOUBLE FUN TIMES.)

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Kind of like that? Maybe? If anyone's up for that sort of thing? No? Ah. Ahem. Yes, well. I'm off to actually write (and apply to more jobs and see if I got accepted to one of the many CUNY schools I applied to, and take my vitamins, and drink water, and...)

KEEP YOUR BITE, DARK CREATURES!

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-S.C. Parris

Contacted

ImageAfter a very eventful past couple days, I must say things have turned around drastically. For one I was contacted today by Permuted Press via phone and they expressed great enthusiasm for The Dark World and to work with them on publishing it.

I can't remember what I said in response physically, but I know inside my head I was screaming and massively disoriented as well. :D

Either way, I was told they'd be interested in pursuing a contract with me so I await that with bated breath.

I know this is short and it's been months since I've posted but I figured this deserves a post, don't you? ;)

I've a bottle of 2 liter Pepsi and sour gummy worms to celebrate, so off I go to continually smack myself in the face with disbelief.

Funny how things come around, hm?

I have a shit load of people to thank and they know who they are but I shall thank them when the time comes (ie., the contract is officially signed and this is my absolute reality).

Keep your bite,

S.C. Parris