What was I talking about? Oh that's right. So I've been meaning to start this thread since I joined the forum six months ago, but I keep forgetting. That one's actually not a joke. Someone said something that reminded me just last night. As an aspiring writer with ADD (please forgive my use of the old terminology. For some of us diagnosed decades ago, the original demarcations still make the most sense,) I'm curious to know how some of you feel affected and how you cope. I've found anecdotes and bits of advice hidden deep within in the Mental Health thread as well as unrelated discussions, but much of it is muddled by confusion and misinformation, or buried with no helpful replies. Knowing how many of my WF brethren and sistren are permanent members of the distraction club, I wanted to create a place where we could discuss ADD/ADHD and all it's comorbidity buddies, ask questions, support each other, and share our tricks, coping mechanisms, successes and setbacks, particularly, though not necessarily, as they relate to our pursuit of the craft. It's worth noting that I am personally of the opinion that the second "D" (disorder) renders almost all attention deficit terminology misnomer. I believe in neuro-diversity and learning differences. If we had a learning "disability", we would struggle to learn. Most of us don't, not when given the proper tools in appropriate learning environments. If you've ever been told there's something terribly wrong with you, you were lied to by an ignorant person. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a disability of any kind, but there is something wrong with labeling perfectly healthy people with a disability. Just my opinion. That being said, life can still be very difficult for a hunter kid in a farmer school, so to speak. So please share. "SQUIRREL! What was I saying?