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Friday, September 14, 2012

ADHD + Writing = &%$#! (Guest Post and Giveaway)


 ADHD + Writing = &%$#!
by Stacey Turis

Writing a book is no laughing matter.   It takes super-human qualities like focus, planning, extended concentration, and self-discipline just to name a few.  Those may not sound like super-human qualities to you, but someone with ADHD would give their big toe to be able to sit down for just ten minutes and focus.  Only an hour ago I started writing this post and realized that I didn’t have my trusty drink next to me.  I went to the kitchen to get a glass and saw a book on the counter that I was supposed to sign and mail out today.  Since I couldn’t sign the book with the peanut butter that was distracting me where it lay in a blob on the counter; I hurriedly wiped it up before setting out to find a Sharpie.  Twenty minutes later, after getting the book signed and packaged, I returned to the kitchen knowing I was supposed to be doing something but not at all remembering what it was.  Since I was already in there, I decided to make myself some lunch and naturally the dishes followed.  Since the kitchen was done, I thought I should just pick up the living room so the “bottom-half” of the house could be considered clean’ish.  After all of that productivity I surely deserved some me time, so I decided to kill some brain cells on Facebook.  I sat down at my computer, looked at the screen and realized that I had completely forgotten about the post I was supposed to be writing.  DAMN – and I still don’t have my trusty drink!  I’ll be right back…


To learn more about Stacey, read my interview with her here.

And enter to win a copy of her book - Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit - Oh Look! A Chicken!




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