ADHD Fantasy Writing Challenge - Day 16: A Dream Is Born

A flying swing ride with the text: "ADventures Heading up an Down - an ADHD fantasy novel"


It probably all began in the shower. Or maybe while folding some laundry.
One of these buzzing thoughts, those that tear my attention away from anything I try to focus on, lit a lightbulb in my mind. "Forget the laundry," it said, "this one's too good to lose."

This incident inspired the first scene I wrote: Emma, one of my four main characters, lost in thoughts, just like me, but realizing, just like me, that her mind isn't flawed: it's enchanted. Given the right frame of mind, she could perform magic.

I started to concoct the magic I hope to present to you within a few months: the first ever ADHD fantasy novel. ADventures Heading up and Down seemed to be a proper name, describing my life much more accurately than Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Attention deficit? Uh-uh. Attention overload, if anything.

I share this with you so that you, or your loved one with ADHD, know that we are magic. Yes, sometimes dark magic, but still - magic. So please share this as much as you can, because someone you love or know has ADHD, and many of them need to hear that.

Happy #ADHDawarenessmonth!

P.S. While the book is still in writing, you can already read my ADHD fairy tale, Distracted Magic, for free!