Does this sound like you?
You have great ideas, but your notes have taken on a life of their own. You are trying to manage everything, and you have the desire to be a better writer, but aren't seeing the results. You don't sit down and write.
You wish there was someone who understood your blocks
I do! I am a creative, a writer, a writing coach, an advocate of everything ADHD, and I understand how to best support you and help you find a clear path through all those good intentions.
The first step is to talk about your ideas.
Those with ADHD operate better when the information they are trying to deal with has a place outside of the brain. Simply trying to think through ideas, or remember the brilliant ideas you have isn't ideal. Clarity comes from talking. You talk, I take notes.
How I can help
In calm focused sessions we will discuss what you want to achieve, what your ideas are, and where you seem to lose effectiveness.
Through directed questions and answers I'll guide you to a point of clarity.
Goal setting is an important part of writing, even more so if you are neurodivergent. We will work together to set short and long-term goals and discuss techniques to ensure you reach them.
Are you thinking, how is all this talking going to help me get my writing done?
What's important to consider is the process you go through when you have a writing task/project. Do you dive in and then get frustrated when you write in circles, missing the crucial points? Or do you procrastinate, telling yourself you'll get to it when you get some inspiration? Or perhaps you sit down, forcing yourself to start (sometimes the hardest part for someone with ADHD) and find yourself unable to start writing anything.
I am going to help you come up with achievable steps, based on your particular blocks, to take with you to your next writing session.
Do you know that people with ADHD perceive time differently. Instead of being able to effectively break down time (days, weeks, months) into chunks of time, they basically think about it as 'now' or 'later'. One way to hack this is to take the word later out of your vocabulary. Name the time. Don't say, I will write later. Say, I will write today at two o'clock.
Does your job require you to write emails, reports, marketing material, proposals? Do you find yourself procrastinating, scrambling right before the deadline, running on adrenaline?
Maybe you get it done but are left with the feeling that you could have done better.
It's exhausting, this sense of untapped potential. Not knowing exactly what to do about it, mixed with the anxiety that tasks are piling up, or your next performance review will remind you again that good writing is a requirement of the job only makes the situation worse. Let's not get started on that critical voice in your head.
There is a way out of the cycle!
Less inside your head, more on the page.
Are you an aspiring novelist, or nonfiction writer? Those with ADHD are great when it comes to brainstorming creative ideas, often times getting carried away by the 'rush', only to stand by as the project gets shelved a short time later when the dopamine fix has died down.
Perhaps you have successfully made it past this point but struggle with pages of great writing that feels overwhelming and disconnected.
You want to finish the project, you know it has the potential to be successful, but you've hit a block.
Methods as simple as talking it through, getting organized (I'll help!), and feeling accountable will get you writing with purpose.