I am a writer with ADD, attention deficit disorder. Thus the name of my blog, addrangerramblings. That’s A. D. D. Ranger Ramblings. I’m not trying to add to my family of rangers by rambling.
If you know anything about ADD, then you know that most of us are exceptionally creative people who have a problem focusing our creativity on one task or project for any productive length of time.
Also, if you know about ADD, then you know that sometimes hyper-focus can be a problem. We get so focused on what we are enjoying doing that we can’t stop and switch to another task without major irritability. At least I get irritable. My son says that when I’m reading, the house would have to be burning down around me before I took notice.
The point is, winning one year of membership in the Freelance Writers Den is worth the struggle to focus, then hyper-focus, on this blog post. It must be sparkling! It must be witty! It must be the anti-sob story of the century! It must inspire such hope of mentoring success that it WINS!
Really, all nauseous frenzy aside, I want to earn this membership for several reasons.
First, having ADD, I need structure to succeed. I’ve been somewhat successful providing this structure for myself, but learning opportunities like the Writer’s Den Membership resources provide are a major source of motivation for my chaotic focus-challenged brain.
Second, my goals demand immediate productivity. I want to be a successful blogger and author who makes a living by helping others find solutions to their mental health challenges.
Bipolar, ADHD, ADD, anxiety, and depression are all things I’ve dealt with over the years. I know how hard it is to overcome these problems, and I want to show those so afflicted that it can be done. And done with style!
So whether you are one of my multitudinous readers or from the Den, check out my blog. It needs serious help. It needs your comments or your teachings. It needs you to tell me what you need to make this site something you can rely on to help in time of need.