Whenever I'm at the severe ends of the mood chart; violet for severely depressed and red for severely elevated, I experience some terrifying situations. At this point in my moods I have lost my touch with reality and I lose my perspective on the world. It's at these times in my life when I can be out of control and the mania or depression has taken over. Many of the entries in these colors I debated over on whether to write about due to the graphic and difficult experiences discussed. However when I decided to write the book I knew I wanted to use it to help others fighting like me so I believed honesty was the best way to help; oh and I've found trying to make them laugh at times doesn't hurt either.
What’s next for you Derek?
I've decided to try my hand at a novel for my next project. It's going to be loosely based off my life and will essentially be a mysterious adventure through a manic mind. The reader is going to be able to experience what it is like to be in a manic episode as they follow me through what I experience in my psychosis. I'm in the early stages of planning and organizing but so far I'm pretty excited for the potential the story has.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
I really don't have much more to say about myself but I'd like to ask your readers if anyone personally knows Britney Spears and could find out if she got my flowers? I never got a thank you note; not that I'm trying to make a big deal about it or anything.
You can learn more about the author at http://www.somewhereovertherainbowthebook.com