10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive

1. I love this list.
2. I need more mean writer friends.
3. “The world doesn’t reward perfectionists; it rewards finishers.” This needs to be tattooed somewhere across my forearm so that I can see it every time I reach my hands out to write.
Thank you, Kristen Lamb.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Other writers frequently ask how I somehow manage to get a lot of stuff done, despite my having the attention span of a fruit fly…with a bad crack habit. Here are 10 ways to help you be productive even if OOH! SHINY!

…even if you tend to be a tad ADD. The following tips are what help ME stay focused. I am NOT a doctor or psychologist or ADD expert. I’m a Jedi master, warp engine inspector, and WRITER so you get what you get.

1. Make lists.

I get distracted easily, so a list reminds me of what I need to get accomplished. I make separate lists—housework, fiction, non-fiction, business stuff, global domination using sea monkeys. Then, once I have the list, I do the hardest thing on my writing and business lists FIRST (housework can WAIT).

Like Covey says, Never mistake the urgent for the important.

2. Understand…

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