Saturday, September 17, 2011



WADD=Writers Attention Deficit Disorder.

Definition: A trigger within the brain that turns a simple thought into an idea. The brain is then consumed by the idea. From this point on, the brain functions on eighty-five percent plot, characters, conflict and resolution.

There is no known cure for this disorder, only a temporary fix: A completed manuscript.

If you think you might have WADD, answer the following questions:

1. You carry a notepad and pen in your purse/pocket, car, and at work.

2. You don't hesitate to jump out of bed to write down a new idea, script, dialogue, or anything pertaining to your WIP.

3. You drag your laptop/notebook everywhere you can.

4. Some of your best friends are your characters!

5. You prefer your writing buddies over your childhood friends, current friends.

6. Entertainment is creating drama, romance, mystery or whatever your writing entails, over a trip to Disneyland! (I can create a better one anyway!)

7. Your child asks if three of his/her friends can stay the night. And you say okay, but don't remember okaying it.

8. You have more than three stories already plotted out, and you continue to add to the list of unfinished idea's.

Results: If you answered YES to 3 out of the 8 questions, you are afflicted with the awesomeness of WADD.


Rachelle Ayala said...

Ha, I've got 7 out of 8 symptoms (I don't lug a laptop everywhere). I'm always daydreaming about my characters, especially one whose name starts with an "I".

Rachelle Ayala said...

How about this one? You walk around heartbroken because your character's husband had an affair. Yep, that's me, my insides ache because my character is about to find out.

Melisa said...

That's because we are our characters! The main one that is. <:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! got me some of that!

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