Updates & Fuck Ups (Writing Them That Is)

As you can see, if you kindly click here, I've updated my Home Page. Added more information on my latest (and only) book out for consumption, and detailed that its to be a full-length novel. Long time readers will know that The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia Lauren Bordeaux is a love work of mine, and although I've been on Chapter 1 for a very long time (how many years has it been?), I know once my contractual obligations are up to Permuted, I'm going to jump all over it like a Vampire jumping at a-

No, I lost the plot.

Anywho, I'm busy sitting here, staring at my screen, wondering what else I can do, that, for some reason, isn't writing. When that's the one thing I know I should be doing. Funny how that works at times, hm?

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"Good" and "Evil" and How Subjective They Are

I desperately need to keep up with this blog. It is my bread and butter as it were. ;) Anyway, school has once again begun and my classes are more work-laden than I thought, but the good news is its forcing me to stay sharp and centered, once more forcing me to manage my time better, and pick up and do where before I grew most accustomed to lazing around as I did over the summer.

Now, the theme for this semester in my English class is "Evil." Or rather "Good and Evil and how subjective those terms are." Which perked me up a bit as in my novel, The Dark World, my characters show just how subjective these terms are.

Many people have told me that they have found my MC, Xavier Delacroix, to be rather bland, far too perfect, and not as interesting as his brother, Christian Delacroix.

I always smile when I hear this. They root, instead, for the "underdog" as Christian as been dubbed by many fans, and want to see him excel instead of his "perfect" brother, Xavier.

Why did I write the story this way? Well, firstly it just came out as such, secondly, the story evolved into this allegorical tale of love, death, deception, and hubris (and the downfall that ultimately comes with having such responsibilities thrust upon you).

My characters are incredibly flawed, most are desperate, causing them to become quite seedy, and as such, a few fans have found their favorites to fluctuate with every chapter read.

An accomplishment I pride myself on, if I'm being honest.

I did not start this book with the hopes that everyone would fall in line and love Xavier as much as I did when I first wrote it (I am now mostly indifferent toward him but his struggle is one I can understand wholly), indeed, I had no expectations. But if its one thing my characters (mostly all, in any book I write, I'm afraid) will most often have, it'd be an inner toss and turn, decisions that plague them endlessly and weigh on their shoulders. But it is how they deal with these decisions that set them all apart.

I have never believed in "good" and "evil," I daresay I never will. It is just, and has always been in the eye of the beholder.

Keep your bite.

-S.C./Sheron Parris

Xavier Delacroix and Fans

So the past few days have been riddled with strange dreams pertaining to The Delacroix Series, but nothing that would inherently influence the way I see the story. One theme has been reoccurring: Xavier Delacroix has received greater attention in these dreams.

It seems reality is not too far behind.

The other day I received at least three different people showing their interest in my book, trying to figure out how they could go about purchasing it.

And another reader (who has admitted to slowly reading it), has apparently just reached Chapter 5 (or passed it, who knows), for he posted so excitedly on my Facebook page the following:

wtf is wrong with you bringing eleanor back in xavier's life!!!!!!!!!

Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who wasn't a fan of Xavier when first introduced to him. The sudden turn around has me grinning like a fool.

This is one of the things I enjoy about writing. My characters' natures are, not always changing, but their differences make them, I guess is the best way to describe it. I've been commended on vivid characters, but to me, of course, they could be better. Something I'm improving on, absolutely, in The Immortal's Guide, dropping 2 months from now.

With more and more people being introduced to The Dark World and the characters therein, I'm focused on creating a more chaotic environment. I am not adverse to throwing my characters into the fire as it were, just to watch them burn and see what they do to either get out of it or remain there and die (permanently).

And apparently neither are my fans.

:)

Keep your bite.

-S.C./Sheron Parris

P.S. 

My New York readers, am I the only one just finding out that 101.9 RXP is back with alternative rock? Because I surely can't be.