S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

Dark Fantasy Author

Currently Writing:

  1. The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark WAters

Amount Complete:

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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pay off, that I would, indeed, be taken care of, that I didn’t ‘have’ to stay where I was: sad, depressed, angry, and withdrawn.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

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With blood and love.

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

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What I'm Working On Next:

Title: Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

Wordcount: 125k

Planned Deadline: June 25, 2022

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