E3 and the PS4

So you guys know I write and enjoy tv and movies, but I do greatly enjoy video games.

Which is why I watched E3 yesterday with my boyfriend and I plan to do so again today - and what I saw for the Playstation 4 at least got me very excited.

First off, they came right out and said that they wouldn't impose YOUR right to buy and lend off used games. Right in Microsoft's face! Now, I have an Xbox 360 and I do have a PS3 and I do play on both - but my preference, honestly, is for Playstation. Simple story of being raised on it.

Now, the price for the PS4 is fantastic. A clear $100 less than XboxOne. At $399, it's a fantastic price for a brand new console, especially with all the cool games coming out for it.

My eyes are on Outlast, Watch Dogs, and Final Fantasy XV - oh, and of course Grand Theft Auto V.

Now aside from all that, I am still editing the Dark World, I have queried agents and am waiting to hear back from them, but other than that, I'm great. How are you?

Keep your bite,

-S.C. Parris

Writing While Tired

I believe I was fairly productive today. I mean, as productive as my day can allow me to be I suppose. I don't have a week-long job, I have a weekend job at a children's private party place that I absolutely love. (It allows me to make some money during college times, and during summer I make money and on the week days I do this: write!)

Anywho, back to my productivity!

I woke up in an especially good mood but slowly but surely as I turned on my laptop and went on Tumblr, checked my email and all the goodies, this searingly pounding headache returned (I thought I'd gotten rid of it yesterday), but alas, it returned.

Resolved not to let it get me down, I turned on a work out tape via Netflix and did my work out. The headache persisted, and through some sets I had to lay down and let the blood pump to my brain - eventually it was too much and I ended up doing half of my work out and heading to shower.

Now throughout all of this, the call and pull to write my book was very prevalent, idk I just ignored it for most of the day I guess. (Silly me, right?) Anyway, I played some video games (Skyrim anyone?), washed the dishes, cleaned the kitchen, and by the time I settled down to watch the rerun of the MTV Movie Awards, I decided I should finally get on that writing.

So I turned off the TV and climbed into bed.

Turns out I should've listened to those pangs and calls to write earlier (but who could blame me for not doing so? Every time I would go to listen to them before, I'd end up drooling at my screen, hoping something worthwhile would churn itself out; it never really did), because voilà! My voice has returned and my characters are alive! And I have just the touch to get this once-slow-scene moving so that I can get onto further interesting things.

I feel like I've been working on Chapter Fifteen for ages now.

But wouldn't you know it, as soon as I get a good flow going the pangs of a new call start to haunt me. Oh, how I wish it were the pangs of even greater writing, or the pangs for more caffeine - no, it were the pangs of SLEEP.

Goodness me, I had finally gotten a groove going and my body wanted to shut down!

But isn't that just the way? 

I can roll over and get some shut eye (and not wake up 'till tomorrow knowing my sleep levels) but I choose not to! For bloody hell's sake I've finally got a good thing going and I'm not going to ruin it by sleep! I'll sleep when I'm done with this chapter! (Or at least half way through; gotta give me points for being somewhat persistent, no?)

So here and I stand (or lay, more realistically), tapping away at my keyboard, immensely enjoying the fact that my story is moving along once more, and defiantly ignoring the utter lull of sleep that is dulling my eyelids.


I'm a writer damnit!

I love this kind of shit.