I know I have undiagnosed adult ADD. Or something close to it. How do I know? Because I have the attention span of a gnat, the memory of a goldfish and can be known to space out more often than Captain Kirk.
I was checking something on my momfeld Facebook page this morning and saw in the left margin a link that was shared with me from another blogger. From May. As in March, April, May. “Hmm,” I said to myself, “What’s this?” I saw that people left comments, so I clicked on them. One of the people who left a comment was ME so obviously, I saw it already. I opened the link and saw that this awesome blogger chose me to participate in a writing process blog tour.
After I read the post again, it all came flashing back. I suddenly remembered that I was very touched and said to myself at the time, “I’ll come back to this later.” But never did. Because…I have adult ADD and I got distracted by something else and completely forgot about it. Out of sight, out of mind.
I REALLY need to start writing notes, reminders. Or tying a string around my finger, but I’m pretty sure that method won’t work because I will be smacking myself in the head trying to remember why the hell there is a string around my finger. And then I would have nothing but a headache and a blue phalange because of lack of circulation.
So, to Kim Ulmanis over at http://www.kimulmanis.com (she’s a really great writer and has awesome things to say, you should go check her out), thank you so much for thinking of me, but here you go. Sorry I’m 2 months late but that is the story of my life. I know you get me, girl. No hard feelings?
What am I working on? That’s a secret. If I tell you, then I have to kill you. And I don’t want to go to jail because jail scares me and I’ve seen far too many episodes of “Orange Is the New Black.” Besides orange just isn’t my color.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? I am self deprecating. Almost to a fault. I like to put it all out there, my thoughts, my behavior, my stupid craziness, the weird and the ugly. I have no problems talking about my hemorrhoids (coming soon), my bad driving abilities or what totally inappropriate thing I may have said to my kid.
Why do I write what I do? Because all my life I thought I was funny. Whether someone laughed at me, with me or not at all. I crack myself up. It started when I was 7 and thought my Sonny and Cher skit was dead on and would perform it in front of all my parents’ friends at every party. And because I love to make people laugh. Or try. Also, I am just weird. And I want you all to know that. Because, why not? Why should I be the only one suffering with myself? You all should suffer me too. You’re welcome.
What does my writing process look like? Geez. My brain hurts. These are hard. I know what the process looks like in my head. These things just come to me. I write them down immediately. Whether I am at the doctor’s office (I have been known to rip a page out of a magazine that I have written in the margin of), in my car, sleeping. Yes, ideas come to me in my sleep and force me to wake up which is really annoying because the older I get, the harder it is for me to fall back to sleep but I digress. I keep a notepad on my bedside table. I have 12 million different drafts going on in my draft folder and it’s really messy and discombobulated and makes no sense. All this will sit and sulk and fester until I feel it’s the right time to make sense of it all and turn it into something that is something. Boy, that makes me look like a nutcase, doesn’t it? And I’m still putting in 2 spaces after a sentence. Working on that. I swear.
Phew. Now I’m supposed to choose my fave bloggers and spread the love except I don’t think I’m going to. One reason is because I love way too many of you to chose just a few and I can’t make a decision worth balls. But mainly because I am late to the party and I am embarrassed. And I wouldn’t want people to roll their eyes at me and say, “What’s HER problem? This was so yesterday.” You know, kind of like my clothes. But thanks Kim, this was fun!