Howard Tayler, Writing Excuses Podcast:
“Word count equals motivation times focus.”
If it’s motivation and focus I need, I thought, no wonder my word count hasn’t budged in weeks.
This past summer, my son was diagnosed with ADHD. And the more I learned about ADHD—the more I unlearned what I thought I knew about ADHD—the more I understood my own brain’s struggles with trying hard things, getting started, and following projects through to the end.
It’s not laziness. It’s not a lack of intelligence. It’s not a matter of not knowing what to do.
It’s a gift (curiosity! humor! creativity! intelligence! fervor! ) … and a curse.