“Just sit down and write.”
“It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.”
“If you really cared about writing, you’d do it.”
The problem with most writing advice is that it assumes what works for neurotypical writers will work for all writers.
But for writers with ADHD, these refrains only serve to make us feel worse.
Wanting to write but, inexplicably, not being able to, is like being trapped in a glass box where you can see the other side—can see other people doing it—but everywhere you turn you’re bumping into an invisible obstacle.
Once I started working with more writers like me—writers with ADHD—I began to realize that these invisible obstacles weren’t laziness or procrastination or lack of motivation.
They were part of the ADHD experience that most writers (and most writing coaches) don’t understand.
What follows are strategies I’ve used to help both myself and other ADHD writers make more consistent progress on a regular basis. Here are some simple steps you can take to create a writing schedule that works with your ADHD—instead of against it.Continue reading How to Set Up an ADHD-friendly Writing Schedule