How I Wrote a Novel in 10 Months With Untreated ADHD, Part 1: The System

I was diagnosed with predominately-inattentive-type ADHD in October 2017.

I finished writing my first novel in October 2016.

During the ten months I spent writing Nantais, I knew I had significant executive function problems. I’d had them all my life. But I didn’t know I had ADHD. And since caffeine betrayed me by becoming a major migraine trigger in 2015 or so, I wrote the entire novel with no chemical assistance whatsoever.

I want to show y’all how I did it.

In this post, Part 1 of 3, I want to talk about systems. Focusing on systems is more productive for me (and not just me) than focusing on goals – so I put a lot of work into my daily system.

Here’s my system and how it keeps me on track.

How I Wrote a Novel in 10 Months With Untreated ADHD: The System

 


 

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1 thought on “How I Wrote a Novel in 10 Months With Untreated ADHD, Part 1: The System

  1. Reblogged this on dyslexic annie's Blog and commented:
    Keenly anticipating Part Two… ☺

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