Archive for April, 2015

Sasquatch Novel Update

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The sasquatch novel that Desirée Lee and I have been working so hard on is nearly finished. We’re a bit over 60,000 words into it. This draft should wrap up quickly. We’re still looking for the right title for the book. Nothing we’ve come up with yet fits it, and sounds less than cheesy. So, we continue tossing title ideas around. We’re also doing a lot of back and forth discussion on what the book’s cover ought to look like.

In the meantime, we’re still looking for sasquatch researchers to read the book, and review it before it’s released. I talked about that in more detail in this recent post.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Chromotherapy?

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As you all know, I’m Wiccan. It’s something I’ve talked about on this blog/website before a few times. And I’m sure you remember yesterday’s post here regarding my very strong suspicions that I suffer from depression. Over the years, reading various pagan books, I’ve run across the concept of chromotherapy a few times. And light is something I’ve always been fascinated by. Holograms. Prisms. Glowing fiber optic sculptures. Anything glow-in-the-dark. I can stare at any of them for hours.

Now, coping with depression, I’m starting to delve into chromotherapy a bit more. I can’t help but wonder what benefits I might gain from it. Some people might scoff at the idea that exposure to a certain color can have a solid affect on a person, be it physically, or mentally. There’s a lot of strong evidence for this, though, and it’s there for anyone who cares to look for it.

What I’m having trouble finding is any real how-to information. Resources I find, be they in books, or on-line, talk about chromotherapy, show off some vibrant colors, go on about the health benefits, but don’t really explain proper procedures for making use of chromotherapy. Most sources I find that hint at that are medical establishments, and basically say, “Give us a ton of money, and we’ll use chromotherapy to make you better” and stick a hand out for a pile of cash.

No thank you.

Chromotherapy is something I’m sure I can handle myself at home. I just need to learn how. I’m a husband, father, and bestselling, award-winning author. I have responsibilities to my family, and my fans. I need to cope with the depression – ASAP – and be able to handle those responsibilities. This is something I strongly suspect that I’ve been dealing with for years. But, for some reason, it’s gotten much, much worse over the past few weeks. I don’t know why. But I need to get a handle on this, and I need to do it right now.

So, I’m posting this in the hopes that one or more of my readers and fans might be knowledgeable enough in the field of chromotherapy to help me out with this. I won’t be a bit surprised if the doctor puts me on an antidepressant medication after the upcoming appointment. But if chromotherapy can add another angle of treatment, too, so much the better. If anyone reading this has the expertise and knowledge to give me a hand in this matter, please get in touch via the “Contact” page of my website. It would be greatly appreciated.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Depression…Probably

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Depression seems to be something that a lot of writers suffer from. I’m almost 100% certain that I’m among those ranks. For years, I’ve been coping with it on my own. Recently, however, it’s gotten worse. Looking over lists of symptoms of depression – both physical, and psychological – I can check off a large number as problems that I have. I have a doctor’s appointment coming up soon to speak with the doctor about this. I fully expect to leave his office with a diagnoses of depression.

Why is it that so many writers suffer from depression? Do we gravitate toward our chosen field because of our depression? Or do we wind up depressed because of the hardships, and struggles inherent to what we do? Depression is a chemical problem in the brain. What’s the link between it, and authors?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Piracy Is Bad

As bestselling, award-winning authors, both Desirée Lee and I are forced to fight a constant battle against on-line piracy. It’s a subject I’ve talked (and ranted!) about here on this blog/website before more than once. Sadly, it never ends. It’s something that all artists of any type must contend with these days.

Desirée and I are also both fans of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Sadly, we’ve fallen behind on picking up his albums. We just bought “Straight Outta Lynwood” recently. We still need to pick up “Alpocalypse”, and “Mandatory Fun”. Anyway, until listening “Straight Outta Lynwood” in its entirety, neither of us had ever heard Mr. Yankovic’s song “Don’t Download This Song” before. It’s his plea for people to stop music piracy.

The same plea goes out (again!) from myself and Desirée. Please don’t steal our work. If you like it, buy it. Please. That goes for any artist – writer, musician, or visual artist. Please, please, please stop the piracy! There’s a part of “Don’t Download This Song” that goes, “So don’t download this song. The record store’s where you belong. Go, and buy the CD, like you know that you should. Oh, don’t download this song.” As Desirée and I are authors, we’re saying, “So don’t download this book. The bookstore’s where you belong. Go, and buy the paperback, like you know that should. Oh, don’t download this book.”

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Family Crises

Apologies to all of you for how quiet this blog/website have been lately. For the past few days, we’ve been coping with two family crises. The first to arise was on Desirée Lee’s side of the family. The second happened on my side. Both are still ongoing, but getting better. Not knowing how the affected individuals on either side of the family would react, I won’t go into details here, publicly. For those of you who may want to help in some way, please just send positive, healing energy.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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