"Marina, you are a "brain" reader. Yes, I've been diagnosed as ADD, with no H. I have to manufacture my adrenalin. In other words, difficult to focus, when something else is more exciting. Thanks for…"
"Yes, I'm in Los Alamos, NM. My oldest step-son graduated from UNM and my middle step-son is half-way through. I made living as an engineer and scientist till recently. I think if you come up with a story that you really feel enthused about,…"
"Thanks for the "friend," offer. I see you are in Los Alamos, NM? I went to UNM, but
that was long ago. Still have friends there. Wish I would have stuck to something...music, dance, writing...but had to learn…"
"Thank you, JoAnne. Yes, the 'femi obstacle' is a real thing. But then, it can be an advantage too- women constitute a large proportion of the readers. Look how lucrative romance novels are- and I can't imagine how one can enjoy them.…"
"Marina, I agree with you on books written by women. I never would read one, and could tell without looking at the name by reading the first page. However, there are a few women writers who have overcome this femi obstacle. When I…"
"What scares me is that I may die alone, or worse, continue living alone now that my baby dog has gone. I've been writing quite a bit for two years, starting with screen writing, then fiction short stories, which I find boring myself,…"
"can't come tonight though. I've added my name to your list.
I'm at Park & Custer in Plano. Come to our Meet Up at Bohemian Cafe (tiny place) on Wed. nights 7:30 maybe? I have three writer friends, but they live…"
"Lissa, you are lucky your found out in time how to live an authentic life. My best friend became a doctor when it was difficult for a woman to get into medical school. She was a psychiatrist. She got tired of hearing rich people's…"
"You know for me, it's not that the editing is boring. It's just that I can't commit -- when I re-read my I see that the story, the characters could go in so many ways and then I can't find the passionate thread that lead me there…"
"I was writing to Erica W. Jamieson, and now I see "We're Sorry, please enter something for your comment." I have trouble with this site. I don't seem to know how to enter anything, including a story."
"Congratulations! I thought "I write" was to be considered part of the six words. I had the same idea as you...to get it out of our system and let others know, etc...
I write to shout it out, is what I entered."
DHEA is great. But it's 'below' pregnenolone on the hormone conversion ladder. Dr. Dzugan actually prescribes both in most cases. This is the pregnenolone I'm taking: http://www.vitacost.com/life-extension-pregnenolone-100-mg-100-capsules. You can find some in the health food stores but they sell it in very low concentrations only- the retailers have a fear of hormones. Now, not everyone has a deficiency, or as big a deficiency. My husband obviously doesn't have one. He has neither ADD or bi-polar but was inspired to take it when he saw how much it helped his son (who is bi-polar), so he thought he'd improve his memory a bit and took the same dose (100 mg) for a couple weeks. However, it made him sleepy and this thinking 'fuzzy.' The rest of us, the 'crazy ones', on the other hand, thrive on 100 mg, we are more focused and our memory improved. (He now wants to try 50 mg pills instead- he doesn't want to give up just yet.) Pregnenolone needs to be taken first thing in the morning, like most hormones (you add them at the max blood concentration to avoid creating a negative feedback in your own production), preferably on an empty stomach. Dr. Dzugan makes a pretty convincing case for the bioidentical hormone replacement (always starting with pregnenolone, it seems) in his book- not just for psychiatric disorders but for other problems as well. Here's one of his articles (ADHD case study) I came across on the web: http://www.drrozakis.com/Articles/adhd.pdf.
Yes, I'm in Los Alamos, NM. My oldest step-son graduated from UNM and my middle step-son is half-way through. I made living as an engineer and scientist till recently. I think if you come up with a story that you really feel enthused about, you'll see the project through. Unless, you have a bit of ADHD. Then you could try to take pregnenalone- people with ADHD, anxiety, addictions, etc., are all deficient in this master hormone, no matter their age (read 'your blood doesn't lie' by Dr. Dzugan.) My son, my step-son and I take it- and it works wonders. Okay, I better shut up and stop dispensing medical advise on a writing site, sorry...
Thank you, JoAnne. Yes, the 'femi obstacle' is a real thing. But then, it can be an advantage too- women constitute a large proportion of the readers. Look how lucrative romance novels are- and I can't imagine how one can enjoy them. Writers, male or female, can't blackmail/talk people into reading their books. (PS I plan to use 'Giorgii' as my name in print. No photo on the cover either. Let's them judge my writing on its own merit.)
You know for me, it's not that the editing is boring. It's just that I can't commit -- when I re-read my I see that the story, the characters could go in so many ways and then I can't find the passionate thread that lead me there in the first place! I once read that the most important thing someone learned from a MFA in creative writing was to finish -- to pick one thread and see it through to completion. It's that deadline and letting go. And clearly so many writers do that -- look at all the great and not so great books out there to read. But that's my issue, keeping the passion burning for the thread I've chosen to write to the finish line! And FYI, I used the photo I did because it makes me look young! A rare moment in hair straightening and reduced carbs!!