Part two of my ADHD awareness month challenge, reporting daily on my progress in the writing of ADventures Heading up and Down — my ADHD fantasy novel. Image: two of my avid readers.
Read part one here:
Ok, I’ll admit it: yesterday I thought about quitting. I’ve arranged my part-1 recap post and thought this past week has been exhausting, with the daily posting.
But here’s the thing: ADHD is full of paradoxes. One of them is: the tighter the deadline, the more — and better — you get done.
Yes, it takes time to post daily on multiple platforms. Yes, I’m busy enough as it is. But… knowing I have promised to do that had me do more than my usual. …
A week ago I declared October — ADHD Awareness Month — my Challenge Month: while working — with ADHD — on my ADHD fantasy novel ADventures Heading up and Down, I will post a daily update in my social media profiles about my progress. Being held accountable by you will, theoretically, motivate me to keep up the daily work, despite the difficulties of staying consistent with ADHD.
Here are the posts I published in these first seven days.
This morning, like every morning, dawned with doubts. Will this be a nothing-can-stop-me day? A “there’s nothing I can’t do, so let’s just do it” day? Or rather a why-should-I-bother day? I set up daily goals’ lists too presumptuous for a month, so why bother when failure is guaranteed? …