S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

Dark Fantasy Author

Amount Complete:

blood talk blog banner

Welcome to my Blog! Here you’ll find posts about my life, inspiration I find on the way, and of course, writing updates, excerpts, and cover reveals! I’ll even be reviewing books I read (if you’re here for movies I’m into, check Monster thoughts). Grab your tea (or coffee) and stay awhile!

When One Chapter Ends…

As the saying goes. 

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. That realization didn’t come overnight, it was a long, arduous journey of self-realization with positive affirmations such as

to help me be where I knew in my soul I needed to go. I started to feel freer the more I affirmed the above and other various affirmations, keeping in mind it would pay off, that I would, indeed, be taken care of, that I didn’t ‘have’ to stay where I was: sad, depressed, angry, and withdrawn.

It’s amazing what dedication can do.

I’m now entering a position where I feel I am making a difference, I’ll be around the things I enjoy the most aside from my family and pets, and I’ll be more inclined to buckle down and write, something that, I realize now, was increasingly impossible the more I stayed ‘stuck’ in what seemed an endless cycle of negativity.

I feel…like a writer again.

I know it’s silly to say, but it’s true.

I feel like my words matter again, and yes, they are to be published for all to devour soon enough, but between signing the contract and this moment, I had lost, resolutely, the drive to be a ‘writer,’ to take my words where they needed to be. Or if I did, it was through flirts with clarity before depression and anxiety would ultimately settle back down upon my head and make me feel inadequate.

I’m a writer.

And it’s time I get back to writing.

As it is, I will leave you with one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies: Interview With The Vampire.

Vampires pretending to be humans, pretending to be vampires.
— Louis

s.c. parris

You can keep up with me on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and my Newsletter.

With blood and love.

I am also open to submissions for fantasy and horror at Burning Willow Press.

Share With the World:


Leave a Reply

What I'm Working On Next:

The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Title: Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

Wordcount: 90k

Planned Deadline: February 2023

Get More Info

Follow me on BookBub

Read More:

The New Year & A New Focus On My Vampires
I'm choosing, with this round of storytelling, to dive into 'harder topics,' and things I want to write about. I want to give my worlds more nuance, my characters more stakes, and hopefully more heart. I write for everyone but I cannot deny my experiences--Black experiences--are what have shaped me and should shape my writing. I'm adamant about this because of the erasure of my Black characters in THE DARK WORLD series by white readers.
The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters
This helped shape the nature of the story: Sinner is an outcast from this island. He has no magical ability, same as all from Othril, and when on the mainland, this lack of magical ability is apparent—he is ostracized not only because of his physical dark features, but his inability.
Gothic Horror And Inspiration
It was always my intention as of late, with Sinner Sharpe to delve into the horror he's facing--not physical horror--at least not yet, but the mental horror. He's seeing horrific visions, he's losing large gaps of time, he's being attacked on his ship (an already enclosed space) for weeks.
DRACULA is (finally) out in E-Book Format!
If you haven't opened your email by now (and why aren't you subscribed to the newsletter, yet?) then you don't know that DRACULA: Book 6, the final book in The Dark World series has been released!