Sometimes my writing gets that way too. I jump from one subject to the next. My characters forget they were sitting when I make them leap up to spar. Or they speak out of character for two pages until I'm forced to retract and put the words back in their mouths to start the conversation right.
I even give my character the wrong name when my ADD kicks in. One of my critique partners will be reading along and all the sudden someone from my previous book shows up on the page(embarrassing!). That puts my partners in quite a quandary, I'll tell you.
So my answer to the craziness that only sometimes possesses me, oops sorry, a bit of an exaggeration there....
- The answer- stop.
- Take a deep breath...or two...maybe three.
- Start a list to keep on track.
- And fight the fidgets that do their best to capture me.
- No changing tasks until the previous one is completed.
But its flip side is the ability to hyper-focus. It may take me forever to get into the mode of writing, but once I do, I can crank out some serious work. The first two hours of moving, dancing, bouncing around turn into three times as many hours of productive work.
Thank you God for my attention disordered gift.