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mayflower988
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Since I was little, I've always wanted to write a book or story. I started several, but the only ones I ever finished were the ones I was made to finish for school. (I have ADD, by the way.):) So when a friend of mine began posting on Facebook about her debut novel coming out this September, I'll admit, I was a little jealous even as I thought, "I could never do that." But this friend had a contest on her blog that involved writing a very short paragraph of a story. I wrote four entries, and that reawakened my writing dream. So now I've taken the best one of the four entries, and I'm trying to make it into a full-fledged story. The process of writing it could almost be a story itself - will I finish this one? Will it be good? We'll just have to find out!
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Welcome to the treehouse.
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Welcome! And don't worry, I have ADD too, but I've always called it ADHD. Are those the same things? I've never been completely sure.

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mayflower988
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Hey, C@R3Y. As you probably know, ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADD is the same thing, minus the Hyperactivity. With me, I have a hard time concentrating. I don't do too well at remembering things, but it helps to write them down. I chase a lot of "rabbit trails". :)I'm not really hyperactive, but sometimes it's difficult for me to sit in one place for too long. I used to get in trouble when I was little for daydreaming so much. I've always had trouble finishing homework on time. I was diagnosed by a pediatrician when I was a sophomore in college; now I take medicine to help me with my ADD symptoms. Let me know if that helps answer your question or if you want to know more!
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I thought everybody has that.
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mayflower988
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Martin: Everybody has ADD tendencies, but not everyone has the full-fledged disorder. Everyone might have times when they're not concentrating, but those of us with AD/HD have those times consistently. We have a harder time paying attention than most people. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Hi there. Welcome aboard.

You can do anything you truly believe in.

Best of luck for an exciting adventure.

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Thank you. That's reassuring. :)
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Be welcome here,

And Tim is right. ADD can become just another speed bump. I know of some singer-songwriters who have ADD so there most probably are writers who have it too.

And we all have our own speed bumps. So we understand such things, and there are those here who can teach what they know about writing.

Do be careful of all the different things in the treehouse though. If you see a unicorn, she can be mean.

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Um...okay.
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Well, if need be I can give it another try...I try for cute at times and it doesn't work at times.
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Well, I've heard someone else refer to Hatrack as "the treehouse", but I'm not familiar with a mean unicorn joke.
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There's a link somewhere around here to a thread on the treehouse. The two people who usually leave it must be on vacation or busy.

But the unicorn thing isn't really a joke. It's just a comment that's a tad humorous. Of course if you want you can figure out what the unicorn is to you.

I think I finally figured out who she is to me and why she is mean.

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Well, hello again, Hatrackers. It's been a long time. I felt it was necessary to re-introduce myself. I am a seminary (grad school) student who writes in her spare time - I say that as though I have a lot of it. Writing is something I really enjoy, but never seem to have the time to do. I do what I can - whenever I've finished a semester, I usually devote more time to writing. During this last semester, I kept getting ideas for stories, so I started keeping a sort of list of them. Occasionally, I'll write a scene or two on an idea. I just got done with a summer class and I'm driving home tomorrow. Hopefully this summer I'll be able to write. I sent a story to Cricket in...February, maybe? So I'm waiting to hear back from them. In the meantime, my short-term goal/dream is to write a story and get published on DSF (Daily Science Fiction). I've been enjoying reading the stories there, and I'd love to have one of mine featured. There was a book I was working on that I'd love to finish someday. It needed a lot of work the last time I looked at it. But maybe one day I'll finish it. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and let yall know I'm back.
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Well, hello again.

My goal is to get in Fantasy and Science Fiction and to place in Writer's of the Future even though I would take any pro sell.


Just don't let that one goal keep you from sending to other markets.

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Oh, don't worry. I intend to look around to see what markets might fit my story. I'm working on one that you might like, LD. It's got a unicorn in it. :)
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Unicorns are....


Maybe I should write a story about with a unicorn as a main character.

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Welcome back mayflower! Haven't seen you around in a while. =)
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Welcome to the group and wish you the best [Smile]
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Thanks, everyone! LD, I say go for it. You could even write the history of your Hatrack unicorn. :)
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