I’m pleased to say that I’ve been writing and editing again. So, this isn’t going to be one of my longer, philosophical posts. Well, maybe . . . because I seem to get easily distracted. I don’t have A.D.D. in regular life, so what the heck happens when I’m writing?
Am I the only author that does this?
I’m trying to find another way to describe a scene, so I go to the online thesaurus. A word there inspires me for a blog post and I start jotting down the idea. I get some notes for the blog written and plan to switch back to writing my novel, but I hear a ding on my facebook page. I switch tabs to see who’s talking to me. I converse for a minute or two there, then go back to my the manuscript window.
My cell phone sings its text prompt. Ooh, goody, who sent me a text? I slide open the phone’s screen. Haha. My friend sent me something funny. I text her back.
I put down my phone and set my eyes back to the computer screen to write. Except, the first thing I notice is the blog tab for Lori’s Lane, so I switch over to see if anyone has commented lately. No comments. Hmm, let me check my stats page. Click. Oh boo, hardly any clicks. No one finds me interesting.
Oh well. Better get back to writing.
I go to my manuscript. Wait, what thesaurus word was I looking up again? I click on the thesaurus tab. Oh yeah. Hmm, which word should I use? A few different words roll around in sentences in my head. I try them out on the screen. Nothing works.
Maybe some music will help.
Over to the Pandora app. I click on my Journey-Rock station and start singing Don’t Stop Believin’. I realize that lyrical music is distracting me, so I switch to my classical station. Ahh, that usually inspires.
I set my eyes back to my manuscript page, fingers on the keys.
I wonder if anything new has popped up on facebook.
No. Stay focused. Write.
Okay, I’m done with this blog post. Back to my manuscript window.
Do any other authors suffer from Writing A.D.D.?
Please tell me it’s not just me, and if it is, please lie.